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ESR 02



Lena Richter.jpg

Personal information

General information

→ Recruited at:

Radboud University, Nijmegen
(The Netherlands)

→ PHD enrolled at:

Radboud University, Nijmegen
(The Netherlands)

→ Title Dissertation:

Non-religious everyday activism in Morocco and the Moroccan diaspora in Europe

→ Master Degree in:

‘Crossing the Mediterranean towards Investment and Integration’ Universities of Barcelona, Venice, Montpellier (Erasmus Mundus Master) – 2017-2019


→ Supervisor: Prof. Karin van Nieuwkerk

Full professor of contemporary Islam in Europe and the Middle East at Radboud University Nijmegen (chair Islam studies) at the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology
and Religious Studies. She is the main coordinator of WP 1 and co-supervisor of Rayane Al-Rammal (ESR 3)

→ Co-Supervisor: Dr. Araceli González Vázquez

Researcher (Científica titular) at Institución Milá I Fontanals - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Main supervisor of Eleonora Landucci (ESR 4), co-supervisor of Zeynep Aydin (ESR 14)

→ External Tutor: Erdogan Aykaç

Curator Middle East and North Africa at Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen

Impact of digital communication (Internet, Facebook and the new media) on teaching, socialising, respecting/contesting authorities and gender selfhood.

Links to other projects

→ Autobiography/self narrativity

Mohamed El-Moursi (ESR 1)

→ Online mediation

Hayat Douhan (ESR 10), Aleeha Zahra Ali (ESR 11), 

Zeynep Aydin (ESR 14) and Mounir Saifi (ESR 15).


→ German Institute of Global and Area Studies - Hamburg (November 2020)

‘Analysis of qualitative data (text, written performance, self-expressions, narratives etc.)’


→ Country


→ Name

Lena Richter

→ Contact

Expected results



Film: ESR 2 Lena Richter



Good day you all! We proudly present the next recap of one of the presentations given during the MIDA summer school by our ESR Lena Richter. Lena explores how Facebook memes are used by young Moroccan non-believers to convey their experiences, struggles, and religious criticism - based on the examples of non-religious humor during Ramadan and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enjoy Lena's presentation! 


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