Nienke van der Heide

Dr. Nienke van der Heide, Lecturer at Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University
Nienke van der Heide

Nienke van der Heide did her undergraduate research at Utrecht University, for which she studied issues of ethnicity and music in Spain and Scotland, and community development in Namibia. She received her PhD degree from  the University of Amsterdam and Tilburg University, for her research in Kyrgyzstan on the performance, publication and political use on the Manas epic. For this, she spent two years in Kyrgyzstan.

She has taught at the American University in Central Asia, Utrecht University and Amsterdam University College before becoming a lecturer at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of  Leiden University.