Dr. Merve Reyhan Kayikci

Nonresident Research Fellow
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Merve Reyhan Kayikci is a postdoctoral researcher for the H2020 funded project Religion Toleration and Peace (RETOPEA). She is trained as a social and cultural anthropologist. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Interculturalism, Migration, and Minorities Research Centre at the Catholic University of Leuven, in 2018. She is still an affiliated member of the same department, where she teaches Master’s-level courses.

Kayikci’s current research focuses on European Islamic heritage and civil society. Her general research interests include Islam in Europe, activism among Muslims, gender, heritage, ethics and subjectivity, race, and diversity.

She is the author of “Islamic Ethics and Female Volunteering: Committing to Society, Committing to God” (2020, Palgrave Macmillan). She is the co-editor of “Muslim Volunteering in the West: Between Islamic Ethos and Citizenship” (2020, Palgrave Macmillan) and “European Muslims and New Media” (Leuven University Press, 2017).