Walter E.A. van Beek held a joint appointment as Professor of Anthropology at the African Studies Centre Leiden and as Professor of Anthropology of Religion at Tilburg University for many years. Now retired from Tilburg, he remains Senior Researcher at the ASCL. His books include co-editing (with Phil Peek) Reviewing reality. Dynamics of African divination (2013) and (with Annette Schmidt) African hosts and their guests. Dynamics of cultural tourism in Africa (2012).