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Iranian family having a meal during Ramadan


Research interests


Herman Beck’s research focuses on the question of whether the increase in the religious diversity of Islam in the Netherlands is accompanied by a shift in the importance attributed to Islam for the individual identity and for the identity of the individual as a member of the Islamic religious community.


This question is explored in two projects

Norms and Values of Muslims in the Dutch Diaspora. More >

Ritual and Identity: Muslims in the Netherlands. More >





2010, September till December: Visiting professor at Venice International University, Venice, Italy

2004, June and July: Visiting fellow at the Centro per le Scienze Religiose, Instituto Trentino di Cultura, Trento, Italy

1988: Research fellow at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences