Jørgen S. Nielsen

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Deputy Leader

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 Arab history. Previously he was Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham, where he has researched and published on Muslims in Europe since 1978. He has worked on study groups for the Council of Europe, as consultant to the then Forward Studies Unit of the EC Presidency and to the foreign ministries of Sweden, Denmark and the UK. Was Cultural Counsellor to the Danish Embassy, Damascus (2005-2007).

External publications
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NIELSEN, J.S., Towards a European Islam?, London: Macmillan, 1999
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NIELSEN, J.S. & ALLIEVI, S. (eds.), Muslim networks and transnational communities in and across Europe, Leiden: Brill, 2002
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NIELSEN, J.S., Muslims in Western Europe, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1992, 3rd ed. 2004
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NIELSEN, J.S. (chief ed.), Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Leiden: Brill, 2009
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NIELSEN, J.S., & CHRISTOFFERSEN, L. (eds.), Shari’a as Discourse: Legal Tradition and the Encounter with Europe, Farnham: Ashgate, 2010