Ab de Jong new academic director Institute for Area Studies
As of 1 September 2020, Ab de Jong will be the new academic director of the Institute for Area Studies at Leiden University. Prof. Dr. Ab de Jong is Professor of Comparative Religion and Religions of Antiquity. He succeeds Erik-Jan Zurcher, who has been the academic director of the institute since 1 June 2018, and Nira Wickramasinghe who has been the director of research at LIAS since the same date.
An interview with Ab de Jong to introduce him will follow shortly.