Wilson, Dr Erin
Erin Wilson is an associate professor of Politics and religion at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies. She studied Political Sciences and was awarded a PhD by the University of Queensland in 2008. Her research is at the interface of religious studies, international relations and philosophy. Wilson developed the ‘relational dialogism’ model, which provides new explanations for the roles and meaning of religion in terms of international relations. Her work is intended to be practical for politicians and policy-makers.
Erin Wilson encourages students to think critically; the link between theory and social practice is pivotal. ‘The university is not only an institution for acquiring knowledge, it also has a responsibility to produce good citizens, people who can think critically and are committed to making the world a better place,' says Wilson.
Her blog The Religion Factor has gained international renown. She is also co-editor of the book ‘The Refugee Crisis and Religion’. From 2012 to 2017, she was director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain and she is currently a member of the Young Academy Groningen.
Previously in the news
- Erin Wilson Lecturer of the Year at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
- The Passion: Culture or Religion? Understanding the popularity of the Passion
- Nelson Mandela a secular saint? The life and legacy of Nelson Mandela
- Wilson on the role of religions in global asylum and protection
- We zijn geseculariseerd, maar The Passion is een hit. Waarom? [We may be secularized, but The Passion is a hit. Why?] (in Dutch only)
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