Ada Ruis is a social anthropologist, specialized on the Middle East and Islam. She has broad fieldwork experience in the Middle East, especially in Syria before the civil war. Additionally, she has extensive experience in higher education in the field of teaching, education and pedagogy. She is a registered coach and supervisor. At the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Ada is a senior lecturer and coach in the master's programme in pedagogy at the Institute for Ecological Pedagogy.
- Ethnographic research
- Syrian (refugee) families in the Netherlands
- Pedagogy, culture and diversity