Welcome to my website. I’m a Catholic theologian and scholar of religion, sexuality and gender. I have published in several journals, edited volumes, magazines, and newspapers, and I have co-edited one volume and five special journal issues. My fields of interest – and, who knows, expertise – are Augustinian Studies, Christian Ethics, Christology, Cultural Studies, Old Catholic Theology, Pastoral Theology, Queer Theology and Biblical Studies, Radical Theologies (esp. Radical Orthodoxy), and Religion and Secularism.
This website is mainly devoted to my scholarly work. I currently don’t have a research position at an academic institution, but I try to do a bit of research in my free time besides my two jobs. I work as executive secretary at the Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER) and as assistant curate at the Old Catholic parish of St. John the Baptist in Gouda. In addition, this website also has a ‘Bureau Derks’ section, which provides information (in Dutch) about the professional services (editing, lecturing, translating, organising, etc.) that I have offered over the years – I am currently only available for small services.
If you have questions of any kind, feel free to contact me.