Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • 2015, Doctor Social Sciences [political anthropology], VU University Amsterdam
  • 1993, Doctorandus (+/- MA) Cultural Anthropology, University of Leiden
  • 1987, Propaedeutic diploma Physics, University of Leiden
  • Political Anthropology
  • Anthropology and Analytical Philosophy
  • Anthropology and History
  • Mozambique
  • Asia-Africa relations
  • Understanding Population
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Courtship, Marriage and Family
  • Theory in Anthropology
  • Statistics I and II


  1. 2020 A. van Dokkum. Nationalism and Territoriality in Barue and Mozambique. Independence, Belonging, Contradiction. ASC/Brill, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  2. 2008a G.J. Abbink and A. van Dokkum (eds.) Dilemmas of Development: Conflicts of interest and their resolutions in modernizing Africa. Leiden: African Studies Centre (editor, with G.J. Abbink).
  3. 2008b G.J. Abbink and A. van Dokkum (eds.). Verdeeld Afrika: etniciteit, conflict en de grenzen van de staat. Diemen: AMB.

Special issue:

  1. 2010 M.C.-W. Lu, L. Núñez Carrasco and A. Van Dokkum (eds.). Introduction: Transnational Families in the South, special issue of the Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 42(2).


  1. 2005 A. van Dokkum. “Interdisciplinarity in the social sciences: Bateson’s problem, analytical philosophy and anthropology”. Graduate Journal of Social Science, 2(2): 128-50 (peer reviewed).
  2. 1997 A. van Dokkum. “Belief Systems about Virgin Birth: Structure and Mutual Comparability”. Current Anthropology, 38(1): 99-104 (peer reviewed).

Book reviews:

  1. 2018 A. van Dokkum. Review of S. Funada-Classen: The Origins of War in Mozambique. Macau: Ukama Academic.
  2. 2016 A. van Dokkum. Review of B. Meier and A.S. Steinforth: Spirits in Politics: Uncertainties of Power and Healing in African Societies. In Comparative Studies in Society and History 58(1): 280-281.
  3. 2012 A. van Dokkum. “A necessary book: the political biography of Uria Timóteo Simango [Review of B. L. Ncomo: Uria Simango. Um homem, uma causa]”. In NVAS Newsletter, June.

Research paper:

  1. 2017 A. van Dokkum. Probabilistic Presidency in Mozambique: Anatomy of a Scrambled Election. Macau: Ukama Academic.

Forensic studies:

  1. 2019 A. van Dokkum. “De moord op Christel Ambrosius: Blaauw versus Derksen (met aandacht voor vonnis en arrest)”, 18 September, review essay in Dutch on the murder of Christel Ambrosius; mentioned by crime journalist Hendrik Jan Korterink, 8 October.
  2. 2019 A. van Dokkum. “Recensie rapport Dascha Tamarah Graafsma. “Het meisje van de trein” door More Than Investigation B.V.”, 14 April, review essay in Dutch on the death of Dascha Graafsma; mentioned by journalist Henk Runhaar, De Gooi- en Eemlander; Leidsch Dagblad, 26 April.
  3. 2018 A. van Dokkum. “Caso Maddie”, series of four articles in Portuguese concerning the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Tribuna de Macau, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May.