Tamara Soukotta is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University. She is also a lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and visiting researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Tamara completed her PhD at the ISS in 2023. Her dissertation, titled “The Past in the Present: Segregation and relational peacebuilding in Ambon”, is a a decolonial investigation on (religious) segregation and peacebuilding processes in Ambon in relation to the 1999-2004 wars.
Tamara obtained her MA degree in Development Studies from the same institute, specialising in Conflict, Reconstruction and Human Security.
Between 2017-2021, Tamara worked as a lecturer at Bachelor International Studies (BAIS), Leiden University.