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Cathelein Aaftink

Cathelein Aaftink is een docent Engelse Taal en Cultuur, Literatuurwetenschap. Na schoonheidservaringen op fenomenologisch-empirische wijze onderzocht te hebben voor haar promotieonderzoek, richt Cathelein Aaftink zich nu bovenal op literaire esthetica. Andere onderzoeksinteresses betreffen: controverse en censuur; fenomenologie en dialectiek; en de vormende werking van literatuur. Photo: Maan Limburg

Nasr Abu Zayd

Prof. Dr. Nasr Abu Zayd was Distinguished Professor and holder of the Ibn Rushd Chair of Humanism and Islam at the University for Humanistics, Utrecht. He obtained his BA degree in Arabic Studies (1972), and later his MA (1977) and PhD degrees (1981) in Islamic Studies, with works concerning the interpretation of the Qur’an. In 1982,…

Lila Abu-Lughod

Lila Abu-Lughod is the Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University in New York.  She teaches Anthropology and Women’s Studies and directs the Center for the Study of Social Difference. Her scholarship, strongly ethnographic and mostly based on research in Egypt, has focused on three broad issues: the relationship between cultural forms and…

Rebekah Ahrendt

Rebekah Ahrendt is an Assistant Professor in the Yale University Department of Music. She received the Ph.D. in Music History and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. Prior to joining Yale’s faculty, she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT), where she…

Akeel Bilgrami

Akeel Bilgrami is the Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy and Global Thought at Columbia University.  He got his first degree from Bombay University in English Literature and then went as a Rhodes Scholar to read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford University. He is the author of Belief and Meaning (Blackwell 1992), Self-Knowledge and Resentment (Harvard University Press 2006), and Politics…