Maaike Voorhoeve is an assistant professor at the Department of Arabic language and culture and the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies. She is also the co-director of the Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (together with dr. Farid Boussaid) and the chief editor of the journal ZemZem (together with dr. Judith Naeff).
After her PhD (University of Amsterdam, 2011), Voorhoeve held post-doctoral positions at Freie Universität, Humboldt Universität, Harvard Law School, and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. She focuses on law and gender in North Africa.
Voorhoeve's current research project deals with the influence of imperialism on gender-coded law in Muslim territories. Her focus lies on French imperialism in the Maghreb and West-Africa, but she's equally interested in the influence of Dutch, British, Russian and Ottoman imperialism and its consequences for the law in Muslim territories.