Centre for European Islamic Thought,
Faculty of Theology
København, DK-1150, Denmark
The Centre for European Islamic Thought (CEIT) of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen is funded by the DNRF and has 5 staff, two of which are PhD fellows. Its brief is to research in the field of Islam in Europe with a focus on the development of Islamic theology and Muslim intellectual engagement with the European context. CEIT works with a network of colleagues in Copenhagen, especially in the faculties of law, theology and the humanities, as well as with academic colleagues in research institutions in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Malaysia. CEIT is leading an international team compiling the new Yearbook of Muslims in Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2009).
CEIT has grown out of the 5-year cross-faculty research initiative of the University of Copenhagen “Religion in the 21st Century”, where Prof. Nielsen was an International Academic Advisor. Prof. Nielsen will function as deputy leader of the consortium and as a member of WP1, Management. He will also participate in WP2 and WP8. Prof. Petersen will take part in WP2 and WP3. Prof. Christoffersen will take part in WP6 and WP7. The two PhD Fellows at CEIT will both be working in research fields of core interest to the project. Ms Nadia Jeldtoft is working on Muslims’ varying degrees of public identification with Islam. Mr Niels Valdemar Vinding focuses on how existing statereligion relationships are affecting the integration of Islam. Both these PhD projects will feed into WP2
Centre for European Islamic Thought, Faculty of Theology
55° 40' 51.0852" N, 12° 34' 37.7544" E
Jørgen S. Nielsen is a Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) Professor and director of the Centre for European Islamic Thought (CEIT) of the Faculty of Theology, since Oct. 2007). He holds degrees in Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies and...
Lisbet Christoffersen is Professor of Public Law at Roskilde University and Adjunct Professor of Law and Religion, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen. She is leader of the NordForsk-funded Nordic Network on Law, Religion and Ethics...
Nadia Jeldtoft is Master of Arts in science of religion and minority studies. She is a PhD fellow with the post-graduate programme at the university and her project is on religious identity with Muslims in different non-organized and organized...
Hanne Petersen is Professor of Law at the Centre for Studies in Legal Culture, University of Copenhagen. Previously a Jean Monet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence (1993-94) and Professor of Sociology of Law and Jurisprudence,...
Niels Valdemar Vinding is Master of Arts in Islamic Studies. He is a PhD fellow with the post-graduate programme at the university and his project is on organized Islam and the relationship to the State in Britain, Germany and Scandinavia.