Ertugrul Gokcekuyu holds a position at the Islamic University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam (IUR). Besides his managerial tasks he teaches and conducts research. He teaches Research methods to students of Islamic Theology. The IUR has two degree programs: Islamic Theology (240 EC) and Islamic Chaplaincy (120 EC). www.iur.nl
He studied Political Sciences at the University of Leiden and he currently pursues his PhD research at the Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (IZU) on radicalization and populism in the West. He joined the President’s Challenge Interfaith program in 2016 at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center on Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
He recently co-authored an article with Prof. Dr. A. Akgunduz: The Ottoman Socio-political Impact in the West During European Reformation (due October 2017, The Muslim World), and Lack of Islamic Knowledge and the Trust Issue (2014, JRISS, https://www.jriss.nl/index.php/JRISS/article/view/47). He was one of the editors of the book, De Rotterdamse Islamdebatten (2005) a reference for debates on Islam and society. He currently is a researcher for the commission Human Rights in the Netherlands and contributed a chapter for the 2017 issue on the Syrian refugee crisis in the Netherlands.