Events

Upcoming events

12-15 September 2018. Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions. 10th European Feminist Research Conference. Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany.

17-19 September 2018. Critical Ethnography and Feminist Epistemology. Research Seminar. Centre for Research on Culture and Gender, Ghent University, Belgium.

26-27 November 2018. Sexual and Gendered Moralities. 3rd International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG). Ghent, Belgium. Paper title: “Gender and Giur: Sex, Gender and Ethics among Jewish converts in the Netherlands.”

Past events

2018

Multiple Religious Identities – Individuals, Communities, Traditions. 16th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR).
Panel session “Negotiations of Religious and Secular Gender Scripts in Women’s Conversions in Contemporary Western Europe.” With Nella van den Brandt, Mariecke van den Berg and Anne-Marie Korte. Paper title: “Sexual Scripts among Women Converting to Judaism, Islam and Pentecostalism in the Netherlands.” Bern, Switzerland, 17-21 June. Abstract.

EuroIslam: Secular Public Culture in Question. Summer Seminar with prof. Nilufer Göle. New School Institute for Critical Social Inquiry. New York City, USA, 10-16 June. 

NOSTER Spring Conference.
Paper presentation. Driebergen-Rijsenburg (NL), April 15-16.

Gender and Giur: Converted Jewish Women in the Netherlands.
Invited talk at the Jonge Judaici seminar, Utrecht (NL), Feb. 6.

2017

(En)gendering New Conversations: Ethnographic Research and its Contribution to Politicized Debates on Gender and Sexuality, conference.
Invited speaker in roundtable discussion on sex education in the Netherlands. University of Groningen and EASA (NL), Nov. 23-45.

Contested Privates: Religion and Homosexuality in Public Discourse, conference.
Paper presentation ‘Religious and Secular ‘Good Sex’: Empirical Accounts of Sexual Practices in the Netherlands’, with Jelle Wiering. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Utrecht University (NL). Oct. 26-28

Dynamics of Religious Diversity: The Study of Different Religions and Religious Difference in Postcolonial Configurations. Conference of the Dutch association for the Study of Religion (NGG).
Paper presentation in panel ‘Negotiations of Religious and Secular Gender Scripts in Women’s Conversions in Contemporary Western Europe’, with dr. Nella van den Brandt and dr. Mariecke van den Berg. Utrecht (NL), Oct. 19-20.

Religious Minorities’ Self-Representations: Claims of Difference and Sameness in the Politics of Belonging, conference.
Moderator panel ‘What is a Religious Minority’, and ‘Religion, Gender and Sexuality.’ Utrecht University (NL), Oct.11-13.

Ethnographies of Gender and Mobility, conference.
Paper presentation ‘Cultural-Religious Movements: Dutch Women Converting to Islam.’ LOVA association for Feminist Anthropology. Hosted by the VU University, July 5-7.

Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives, summer school.
Organisation and paper presentations. International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG). Hosted by Maastricht University. May 17-21.

Rethinking Religion, Emancipation, and Women’s Conversion, expert meeting.
First expert meeting of NWO project ‘Beyond “Religion versus Emancipation”’. Organisation and presentation of individual PhD project. Utrecht University (NL), May 10.

NOSTER Spring Conference
Paper presentation ‘Negotiating Secular and Religious Gender Discourses: Women Converting to Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Netherlands.’ Soesterberg (NL), April 10.

2016

CRCG Brown Bag Seminar
Presentation of research project with dr. Nella van den Brandt. Centre for Research on Culture and Gender, Ghent University (BEL). Nov. 30.

‘Dutch Women Converting to Islam in “van Hagelslag naar Halal”’
Presentation at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University (NL), Nov. 28.

Women, Religions and Gender Relations, conference
Paper presentation ‘Being Dutch, Becoming Other: Representing women’s conversion to Islam in the Netherlands.’ Center for the Study of Contemporary Religions and Spiritualities, University of Turin (IT), Nov. 9-11.

Religion and Modernity, Oppositional Pairing? Autumn School.
Participation in autumn school organised by NISIS and NOSTER, hosted by the VU Amsterdam (NL), Oct. 24-27.

U4 Summer School in Gender Studies.
Paper presentation ‘Negotiating Secular and Religious Gender Discourses: Women Converting to Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Netherlands.’ Georg-August Universität Göttingen (DE), Aug. 15-20.

Doing Gender in the Netherlands: TRANS* Approaches, Methods & concepts, conference.
Paper presentation ‘Trans* and Religion – Toward a Multi-layered Understanding of Public Images and Life Experiences of Religious Trans*people in the Netherlands.’ Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG). Leiden University (NL), June 10.

Transgender, Religion, Faith, expert meeting.
Organisation and paper presentation ‘Queer Studies and Religion’. Collaboration of PThU, UU and VU. Amsterdam (NL), April 25.

2015

NOSTER Autumn PhD conference.
Attendance of conference hosted by the Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion. Utrecht University (NL), Oct. 2.

Religion, Gender and Body Politics, conference.
Organisation  with the IARG. Closing conference of the NWO internationalisation project ‘Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Postsecular and Queer Perspectives’. Utrecht University (NL), Feb. 12-14.

2014

Religion, Gender and Activism, expert meeting.
Attendance of sixth international expert meeting of the internationalisation project ‘Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Postsecular and Queer Perspectives’. Ghent (BEL), Dec. 15-16.

Doing Gender in the Netherlands: Feminism in Transition, conference.
Paper presentation ‘Loving God – Sex and Religion in the Lives of Non-Heterosexual Protestant Women.’ Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG). University of Amsterdam (NL), May 26.

Post-secular Theory and the Study of Religion and Gender, expert meeting.
Panel paper ‘The Netherlands as Post-Secular?’ Fifth international expert meeting of the internationalisation project ‘Interdisciplinar Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Postsecular and Queer Perspectives’. Turku (FI), April 24-25.

2013

Queer Theory and the Study of Religion and Gender, expert meeting.
Panel paper ‘Queer Religion and Processes of Desire’. Fourth international expert meeting of the internationalisation project ‘Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Postsecular and Queer Perspectives’. Barnard Center for Research on Women, New York (USA), Nov. 20-21.

Critical Theory, Culture, and Citizenship with prof. dr. Rosi Braidotti. Summer school.
Participation. Utrecht University (NL), August 12-16.

The Colonial Legacy, conference.
Organisation with the Centre for the Humanities. Utrecht (NL), June 21-22.

Edward Said Memorial Conference.
Organisation with the Centre for the Humanities. Utrecht (NL), April 15-17.

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