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Mathijssen, dr. B.M.H.P. (Brenda)Associate Professor Geography and Psychology of Religion; Vice Dean and Director of Education
Popovic, prof. dr. M. (Mladen)Dean of the Faculty of Religion, Culture and Society
Westerbeek, M.J. (Marjon), MScManaging Director

The board is complemented by an advisory student-member, who is appointed for one year.

Department Jewish, Christian and Islamic Origins

Alari, O.S.PhD student
Ates, H.PhD student
Bakker, A.F. (Arjen), PhDAssistant Professor Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism
Cárdenas Ureña, J.A., MAPhD student
Dhali, M.A. (Maruf), PhDAssistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence
Fowler, K.A. (Kim), PhDAssistant Professor of New Testament
Iest, dr. R.N. (Ruwan) van derLecturer Koinè and New Testament Greek
Kara, S. (Seyfeddin), PhDAssistant Professor of Islamic Origins
Little, J.J.Research Fellow
Minzoni, F., MAPhD student
Popovic, prof. dr. M. (Mladen)Dean of the Faculty of Religion, Culture and Society
Roig Lanzillotta, F.L. (Lautaro), ProfProfessor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies
Rose, dr. W.H. (Wolter)Lecturer Hebrew
Sanders, prof. dr. A.F. (Andy)Em. Professor of philosophy of religion, especially the philosophy of the multi-religious society
Taddeo, bc. R.H. (Hamlet)PhD candidate
Winterberg, A.A. (Alberto Alfredo), MAPhD student
Zwan, A. (Bram) van derLecturer Arabic

Department Comparative Study of Religion

Bartelink, dr. B.E. (Brenda)Senior researcher / Assistant Professor
Berger, P. (Peter), DrAssociate Professor of Indian Religions and the Anthropology of Religion
Bhattacharyya, S., MAPhD student
Bos-Beeken, F.
Buitelaar, prof. dr. M.W. (Marjo)Professor of Contemporary Islam
Espinoza Rizo, A.A.PhD student
Gerigk, C. M. (Catharina), MAPhD student
Gins, S. (Sven), MAPhD Researcher / Dutch Studies Coordinator
Hoenders, H.J.R. (Rogier)Professor of Spirituality, Lifestyle and Mental Healthcare
Hummel, T.M. van, MAPhD student
Jans, drs. ir. M.W. (Martin)
Knibbe, dr. K.E. (Kim)Associate Professor Sociology and Anthropology of Religion
Kumar, A., MA
Martínez-Ariño, J. (Julia), DrAssistant Professor of Sociology of Religion
Masduki, A. (Anwar), MPhD student
Mathijssen, dr. B.M.H.P. (Brenda)Associate Professor Geography and Psychology of Religion; Vice Dean and Director of Education
Moldovan, P.M. (Petru)PhD student
Mucciarelli, E. (Elena), DrAssistant Professor for Hinduism in the Sanskrit Tradition - Gonda Lecturer
Mulder, A. (André)Senior Researcher Endowed Chair of Diaconia Protestant Theological University Amsterdam
Muthert, prof. dr. J.K. (Hanneke)Professor Psychology of Religion with special attention for Spiritual Care and Wellbeing
Oliveira Leão, prof. E. (Eryc) de, MPhD student
Rosie, X.J.S. (Sujin), MAPhD candidate
Stiksma, E., MSc
Stuckrad, C.K.M. (Kocku) von, ProfProfessor of Religious Studies
Tarusarira, J. (Joram), DrAssistant Professor of Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding
Trivedi, N.S. (Nidhi), MA
Vegt, A. (Annemarie) van derLecturer Spiritual Care
Vidunaite, M.PhD student
Visser-Nieraeth, dr. A. (Anja)Assistant Professor Spiritual Care
Wagenaar, W.F. (Welmoed), MAPhD student
Wiering, dr. J.O. (Jelle)postdoctoral researcher
Wiersma, drs. G.Internship and supervision Spiritual Care
Zock, prof. dr. T.H. (Hetty)Professor of Religion and Mental Health, in particular in the domain of Spiritual Care (Special chair of the KSGV, Study Centre for Religion and Mental Health, sponsored by the VVP, Association of Dutch Liberal Protestants)

Department Christianity and the History of Ideas

Acebedo, B. J., MAPhD student
Andrade Perez, M., MA
Andrejc, G. (Gorazd), PhDAssistant Professor in Philosophy of Religion
Badurdeen, F.A. (Fathima Azmiya), Dr
Carpenedo Rodrigues, M. (Manoela), PhDAssistant Professor in Christian Cultural Heritage in the Global South and Marie Curie Fellow
Colominas Aparicio, M. (Mònica), ProfVENI Researcher, Rosalind Franklin Fellow
Cova, V.S. (Victor), DrPost Doctoral Researcher
Dijk, dr. M. (Mathilde) vanLecturer in History of Christianity and Gender StudiesUnivLecturer History of Christianity and Gender Studies/Associate Director Centre for Religion and Heritage/Coordinator Minor Gender and Diversity in Science, Society and Culture
Fernandez-Aballi Altamirano, A., PhD
Hazir, E. (Ediz), MAPhD student
Hofman, M. (Mirjam), MAPhD student
Hogenbirk, dr. H.D. (Hugo)Postdoc
Irving, A.J.M. (Andrew), DrAssistant Professor of Religion and Heritage
Jedan, C. (Christoph), ProfProfessor of Ethics and Comparative Philosophy of Religion
Kovac, U. (Uros), PhDMarie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow
Leeuwen, N. (Nynke) van, MAPhD Researcher
Longworth, Z.E., MAPhD student
Molendijk, prof. dr. A.L. (Arie)Professor of the History of Christianity; Professor of the Philosophy of Religion
Muchenjekwa, L.
Nghiem, T. (Thao), MAPhD student
Nutters, drs. T. (Tia)Funding Officer at the Faculties of Spatial Sciences and Religion, Culture and Society / Academic Editor at Talent Development (US)
Ommen, M.I.D. van
Rivera Pardo, J.F., MAPhD student
Weir, T.H. (Todd), ProfProfessor History of Christianity and Modern Culture
Wilson, E.K. (Erin), ProfProfessor of Politics and Religion

Graduate School

Support Staff

Bangura, dr. J.B., PhD
Berg, drs. D.L. (Debbie) van denInternational officer and Coordinator Graduate School RCS
Boer, drs. T.M.L. (Thea) deEducational coordinator/Study advisor
Bot, K.D.J.M. (Karen) de, MALecturer in Dutch as a second language
Bremmer, prof. dr. J.N. (Jan) -Emeritus Professor of Science of Religion and Comparative Religious Studies
Ende, K. (Kees) van den, MAAssistant education developer / Study advisor
Hartog, P.B.
Hei-van der Touw, M.H. (Ria) deEducation Administration Officer
Kokturk, E. E
Kootstra, D. (Dik), MACoordinator (information) events
Kreijkes-van Esch, J.H., MA
Luth, dr. J.R. (Jan)Em. Lecturer in Liturgical Science, especially Hymnology and Church Music
Mason, prof. dr. S.N. (Steve)Em. Distinguished Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions and Cultures
Mouthaan, J.N., MAPhD student
Muchenjekwa, L.
Nante, M.T.
Poel, Y.A. (Ymke)Secretary
Putten, drs. H.T. (Henk) vanIT, Web-, and Education Coordinator, member University Council
Rosenbergová, S. (Sabina), PhDLecturer at Campus Fryslan / Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher in Center for Religion and Heritage
Sennema, drs. I.D. (Ingrid)Coordinator and study advisor MA International Humanitarian Action (NOHA)
Tanja, J.M. (Johanna)Lecturer Hebrew Bible and Judaism
Timmermans, L. (Laura)Coordinator Student Office Administration
Toukolehto, S.M. (Saara)PhD student
Velden, N. (Nina) van derTeacher Communication and Information Studies - Faculty of Arts
Vellenga, dr. S.J. (Sipco)Em. Lecturer Sociology of Religion
Wolters, D.
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