Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies

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dr. K.M.H.D. (Ineke) Roex

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation
  • Visiting address
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15578
    1001 NB  Amsterdam
  • Mobile number
    T: +31-(0)6 24711216


Dr. Ineke Roex studied anthropology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. Her thesis was about the Arab-European League (AEL) in Belgium. In 2007-2009 she participated in a research program about salafism in the Netherlands. In 2009-2011 she worked at FORUM, Institute for multicultural affairs, as a researcher in the context of the special FORUM Frank Buijs chair on radicalisation studies with Prof. Frank Bovenkerk. She has participated in a programme of education and research on the evaluation of the effectiveness of anti-radicalisation policies. Her dissertation 'Leven als de profeet in Nederland. Over de salafi-beweging en democratie' is based on her anthropological fieldwork in the salafi movement in the Netherlands. She is currently involved in a research project focusing on islamic activism in western Europe.

Research focus

  • qualitative methodology
  • political-islamic movements
  • salafism
  • radicalisation en anti-radicalisation policy
  • religion, democracy, policy and security 



  • de Koning, M., Roex, I., Becker, C., & Aarns, P. (2014). Eilanden in een zee van ongeloof: het verzet van de activistische daʿwa-netwerken in België, Nederland en Duitsland. (IMES Report Series). Amsterdam: Instituut voor Migratie en Etnische Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details] 


  • Vermeulen, F., Bovenkerk, F., & Roex, I. (2012). Antwerp: policy in the making. In F. Vermeulen, & F. Bovenkerk (Eds.), Engaging with violent Islamic extremism: local policies in western European cities (pp. 145-167). The Hague: Eleven international publishing. [details] 


  • Bovenkerk, F., & Roex, I. (2010). Trainingskampen voor terroristen. In F. Bovenkerk, M. Easton, L. G. Moor, & P. Ponsaers (Eds.), Policing multiple communities (pp. 215-234). (Cahiers politiestudies; No. 15). Antwerpen: Maklu. [details] 


  • Roex, I., van Stiphout, S., & Tillie, J. (2010). Salafisme in Nederland: aard, omvang en dreiging. Amsterdam: Instituut voor Migratie- en Etnische Studies. [details] 

Media appearance

  • Roex, I. (30-01-2017). Lachen met jihadisten [Print]. Lachen met jihadisten (Trouw).
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