Miriam Gazzah

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University of Amsterdam
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Dr. Miriam Gazzah (1977) is a cultural anthropologist, writer, consultant and editor. Gazzah is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam, working within the NWO (Cultural Dynamics) funded research programme 'Islamic Cultural Performances: New Youth Cultures in Europe'. The topic of her subproject is ‘From ethnicity to Islam? Moroccan/ Muslim music scenes in the Netherlands’. In this research new media (especially social media), religion (Islam) and Muslim youth are important starting points. She received her MA degree in Mediterranean Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2001. Her MA thesis focused on the development of the raï music subculture in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s in Algeria. Between 2003 and 2007 Miriam Gazzah was a PhD candidate at the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World in Leiden (ISIM). In September 2008 she defended her PhD thesis at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. Her thesisis entitled Rhythms and Rhymes of Life: Music and identification processes of Dutch-Moroccan youth. For more information on her thesis and to read some of her articles online click on the link below. Or go to my personal website: www.miriamgazzah.nl Find me also on LinkedIn: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/miriamgazzah
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