Academic references

  • “A highly intelligent person (and) an extremely able student who could make a significant contribution to scholarship both in English and Dutch.” Prof. Graham Ward (University of Manchester | recommendation in a referee report for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Manchester 2008)
  • “Marco brings sharp intelligence and imaginative flair to his academic work, rereading the Christian tradition in ways that are both faithful and creative. He produces that rare thing: incisive work which is both relevant and scholarly.” Prof. Gerard Loughlin (Durham University | recommendation at LinkedIn, 24 November 2010)
  • “Marco is a man of multiple talents: a careful yet pragmatic editor, a goal-oriented, loyal manager and above all a researcher and writer on religion, past and present. He is open-minded, curious, does not flinch from swimming against the tide, but is a dedicated team player, who always reads the game well.” Dr. David Bos (University of Amsterdam | recommendation at LinkedIn, 22 June 2013)
  • “I have worked with Marco in several capacities. He is a meticulous copy editor, a well-organized project director, a creative thinker, and a friendly person. In short: a pleasure to work with.” Prof. Ruard Ganzevoort (VU University Amsterdam | recommendation at  LinkedIn, 22 June 2013)
  • “Marco is a professional with whom I’ve worked together in an excellent way on several occasions. He is well informed about several religious debates in society, accurate, reliable, creative, constructive, and blessed with excellent writing skills and a very pleasant way of communicating.” Dr. Thijs Tromp (Reliëf | recommendation at LinkedIn, 20 June 2013)
  • “Marco is exceptionally meticulous, conscientious, and very pleasant to work with. In my experience, Marco is well-grounded in strategic analysis and has substantial experience with, and knowledge of, different organisational structures and policies. His wide knowledge makes him flexible and enables him to understand others’ positions. This makes him apt to address issues from different perspectives.” Sophie van Uijen MSc (Utrecht University | recommendation at LinkedIn, 3 April 2015)
  • “Exceedingly structured, delightfully optimistic, and truly empathic. Works with great integrity, and is willing to listen seriously. I am deeply impressed by his ability to understand both people and policy, and even more so by how he acts upon this.” Jeroen Goudsmit MSc (Utrecht University | recommendation at LinkedIn, 1 April 2015)
  • “A thorough researcher and good analyst with a proactive attitude and a good sense of humour. Focuses on what matters most, but is also keen on details, especially in matters of principles. Communicates quickly and efficiently. Pleasant to cooperate with.” Trudelien van ’t Hof MA (Utrecht University | recommendation at LinkedIn,  30 March 2015)
  • “Marco is a well-informed scholar of religion with a special interest in Christianity and issues of sexuality. He is a careful thinker who engages critically with other people’s work. He is also a meticulous editor. Marco communicates efficiently and pleasantly. He is also a skilled organizer and presenter.” Dr. Daan Beekers (Utrecht University | recommendation at LinkedIn, 20 April 2017)