2016-2021 PhD candidate (promovendus). Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Joint doctorate with the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender, Faculty of Arts, Ghent University, Belgium.
Title: “Negotiating Secular and Religious Gender Discourses: Women Converting to Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Netherlands, Belgium and Great Britain”, subproject of the NWO-funded research “Beyond ‘Religion versus Emancipation‘”.
First supervisor: Prof. dr. Anne-Marie Korte (Utrecht University); Second supervisor: Prof. dr. Chia Longman (Ghent University).
2017-present Editor-in-Chief of Junctions: Graduate Journal of the Humanities.
2016-present Communications manager, International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG).
2015-present Secretary PhD Text Reading Seminar ‘The Challenge of Difference’ (NOSTER)
2015-present Member of the founding team of ‘Transgender, Religion, Faith.’ Interdisciplinary international research group hosted by the PThU, NL.
2013-present Conference organisation (a.o. with the Centre for the Humanities, UU; IARG)
2016-2017 PhD blog editor, Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights Strategic Theme, Utrecht University (CCHR).
2013-2014 NWO project ‘Contested Privates: The Oppositional Pairing of Homosexuality in Contemporary Public Discourse in the Netherlands
2012-2014 Researchmaster Gender & Ethnicity, MA (cum laude). Department of Media and Culture (Genderstudies). Faculty of Humanities. Utrecht University.
Final thesis: “‘I Can Now Thank God when I Come’: Religion and Sexuality in the Lives of Non-Heterosexual Protestant Women in the Netherlands”. First supervisor dr. Marieke van Eijk (Washington University); Second supervisor prof. dr. Anne-Marie Korte (Utrecht University).
2013 Graduate exchange program. Women and Gender Studies Institute. Faculty of Arts and Science. University of Toronto, Canada.
2009-2012 Bachelor Cultural Anthropology, BSc. Faculty of Social Sciences. Utrecht University.
2010 Minor Social Sciences of Morocco. Netherlands Institute in Morocco (NIMAR). Rabat, Morocco.
2018 Summerschool ‘EuroIslam: Secular Public Culture in Question.’ New York City, USA: The New School Institute for Critical Social Inquiry
2017 IARG International Summer School: ‘Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives’, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands (organising committee).
2016 U4 Interdisciplinary Summer School in Gender Studies, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany.
2013 ‘Critical Theory, Culture, and Citizenship.’ Summerschool with prof. dr. Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Languages: Dutch (native); English (fluent); Modern Standard Arabic (intermediate); French (intermediate); German (basic); Moroccan Arabic/Derija (basic).
American Academy for Religion (AAR), since 2016
International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG), since 2015
Netherlands School for Advanced Studies of Theology and Religion (NOSTER), since 2014
Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG), since 2012
(2014) Schrijvers, Lieke. ‘Demonstrating Dutch: Nationalism and Cultural Racism in the 2013 Anti-Putin and Pro-Black Pete protests in the Netherlands’. Frame: Journal of Literary Studies 27(2)