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Research interests

Jan Jaap de Ruiter's interest is in the status and role of the Arabic language and of the religion of Islam in Western Europe and Morocco.

His publications, in diverse languages, among which French, centre on these themes and he participates in the debate on Arabic and Islam in national and international contexts.

He participated in many Dutch and European Research and Development Projects

Jan Jaap de Ruiter's personal website (www.janjaapderuiter.eu) writes up his work, media appearances, publications, blogs and so forth. The website is being updated almost daily.


 For information on what I do see my website: http://www.janjaapderuiter.eu/


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Current courses

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PhD supervision

Supervison  PhD (internal: Saidi, 2001, Gintsburg (2009-); external: Agnaou, 2002 (WOTRO) and Tamer, 2003). In PhD committee (Aissati, 1991 (Nijmegen); Boumans, 1992 (Nijmegen); Bos (Tilburg, 1997); Habib (Paris; 2008), Benítez-Fernández, (Cadiz, 2009).At present Kurani (Jordan), Izrelli (Morocco) Farrag (Egypt), Soroush (Netherlands). 

External positions

Writing articles (NRC)

1 Mar 2016 → …

Checking exams of the Arabic language (CITO)

12 May 2014 → …

Judging translation into Arabic of Dutch literature (Vlaams fonds voor de letteren)

12 May 2014 → …

Advice to the national police and secret service on issues relating to islam (Nationale Recherche)

1 Jan 2008 → …


  • Multilingualism
  • Islam
  • Islam In The Netherlands
  • Arabic
  • Arabic Language And Culture

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Research Output 1996 2018

Alarm! Salafisten in het stadhuis!

de Ruiter, J. J., 23 Aug 2018, In : De Kanttekening.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Beperk vrijheid niet vanwege een nar-imam, heb vertrouwen in de rechtsstaat

de Ruiter, J. J., 29 Mar 2018, In : De Volkskrant.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Christelijke steun aan Israël schaadt minderheden in Midden-Oosten

de Ruiter, J. J. & Netjes, R., 17 Jan 2018, In : NRC Handelsblad.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

De bekentenissen van arabist Jan Jaap de Ruiter

de Ruiter, J. J., 20 Jan 2018, In : Trouw.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

De-islamiseren, zo doe je dat

de Ruiter, J. J., 19 Mar 2018, In : NRC Handelsblad.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Activities 2001 2017

Inleiding op de film City of Ghosts

A.C.J. de Ruiter (Speaker)
19 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular

Zesde internationale conferentie over het Marokkaans Arabisch

A.C.J. de Ruiter (Participant)
16 Apr 201517 Apr 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conferenceScientific

Identité Amazighe au cours des décennies dernières

A.C.J. de Ruiter (Speaker)
25 Jul 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Islam en West-Europa

A.C.J. de Ruiter (Speaker)
25 Nov 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Muslims in the Netherlands: a threatening community or a community under threat?

A.C.J. de Ruiter (Speaker)
13 May 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Projects 1996 2010

Multilingual cities projec

van der Avoird, M. P., Broeder, P., Extra, G., de Ruiter, J. J. & Yagmur, K.


Project: Research project

Multilingualism in Moroccan families

de Ruiter, J. J.


Project: Research project