CV

Education

  • 2009 MPhil in Religions & Theology, The University of Manchester, UK.
  • 2006 Drs (BA & MA) in Theology, Theological University Kampen, NL.
  • 1998 Diploma (University Preparatory Education, Gymnasium Alpha), Reformed Comprehensive School Randstad, Rotterdam, NL.

Postgraduate academic courses

  • 2009-2016 PhD Seminars at the Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER).
  • 2014 Summer Seminar on Debates about Religion and Sexuality at Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • 2007-2008 MA Seminars at The University of Manchester, UK.

Employment

  • 2017-present Executive Secretary, Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER), Nijmegen.
  • 2013-2017 PhD Candidate (promovendus), Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University.
  • 2009-2012 Project manager Christian LGBT emancipation, LKP, Amsterdam.
  • 2009 Teacher in Religious Education, Veluws College Walterbosch, Apeldoorn.
  • 2007 Teacher in Philosophy, Greijdanus College, Zwolle.
  • 2006 Guest lecturer in Pastoral Care, Reformed College of Higher Education, Zwolle.

Affiliations

Memberships

  • 2015-present International Association for the study of Religion and Gender (IARG).
  • 2013-present American Academy of Religion (AAR).
  • 2009-present Society for the Study of Theology (SST).
  • 2013-2017 Netherlands School for Advanced Studies of Theology and Religion (NOSTER).

Key publications

  • (Ruard Ganzevoort & Marco Derks), “Unnatural Ties: How Adoption Queers the Family.” In A Graceful Embrace: Theological Reflections on Adopting Children, eds. John Swinton & Brian Brock. Theology in Practice, Volume 4. Leiden etc.: Brill, 2017 (forthcoming October 2017).
  • “Conscientious Objectors and the Marrying Kind: Rights and Rites in Dutch Public Discourse on Marriage Registrars with Conscientious Objections against Conducting Same-Sex Weddings.” Theology & Sexuality 23, no. 1 (2017), 209-228. doi:10.1080/13558358.2017.1351124
  • “‘If I Be Shaven Then My Strength Will Go From Me’: A Queer Reading of the Samson Narrative.” Biblical Interpretation 23, no. 4-5 (2015), 553-573. doi:10.1163/15685152-02345p05
  • (Marco Derks, Pieter Vos & Thijs Tromp), “Under the Spell of the Ring: The Role of Marriage in Moral Debates among Orthodox Reformed Christians in the Netherlands.” Theology & Sexuality 20, no. 1 (2014), 37-55. doi:10.1179/1355835814Z.00000000039
  • (Mariecke van den Berg, David Bos, Marco Derks, Ruard Ganzevoort, Miloš Jovanović, Anne-Marie Korte & Srdjan Sremac), “Religion, Homosexuality, and Contested Social Orders in the Netherlands, the Western Balkans, and Sweden.” In Religion in Times of Crisis, eds. Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel & Christophe Monnot, 116-134. Religion and the Social Order, Volume 24. Leiden: Brill, 2014. doi:10.1163/9789004277793_008
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