Welcome to my website. I’m a Dutch scholar in the area of religion, sexuality and gender with working experience as researcher, project manager, teacher, editor, and translator. Having completed an MA and an MPhil in Theology, I am currently working on a doctoral dissertation in the NWO-funded project “Contested Privates: The Oppositional Pairing of Religion and Homosexuality in Contemporary Public Discourse in the Netherlands” (2013-2017). I work as Executive Secretary at the Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER).
I have published in several journals, edited volumes, magazines, and newspapers, and I have co-edited four special journal issues. I’m particularly interested in the fields of Augustinian Studies, Christian Ethics, Christology, Cultural Studies, Pastoral Theology, Queer Theory/Theology, Radical Theologies (esp. Radical Orthodoxy), and Religion and Secularism.
This website is mainly devoted to my academic work. Besides, the ‘Bureau Derks’ section provides information in Dutch about the professional services (editing, lecturing, translating, organising etc.) that I have offered over the years.
If you have questions of any kind, feel free to contact me.