Editorial Board

Méadhbh McIvor

Méadhbh is Assistant Professor of Religion, Law and Human Rights at the University of Groningen. She is the Editor of The Religion Factor and the Deputy Director of Groningen’s Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation. Méadhbh received her PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics in 2016. Her ethnographic work focuses on conservative legal activism and the politics of religious freedom in contemporary Europe.

Erin Wilson

Erin is Associate Professor of Religion and Politics at the University of Groningen. Dr Wilson received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Her research focuses on the intersection of religion with various dimensions of politics and public life, at the local, national and global levels. Her current research interests include also the relationship between religion and political apologies, climate change and political activism in an increasingly post-secular age.

Joram Tarusarira

Joram is Assistant Professor of Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding at the University of Groningen and Director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation (CRCG). Dr Tarusarira attained a PhD from the Institute for African Studies at the University of Leipzig (Germany). His primary research topics in which he has published journal articles and book chapters include the role of religion in conflict and its transformation, religion and post-conflict reconciliation, religious non-conformism and cultural dynamics, religion and civil society, and social movements. Furthermore, he brings a wealth of practical experience from working with civil society organisations and social movements in Zimbabwe.

Kim Knibbe

Kim is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology of Religion at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen. She has worked on Nigerian Pentecostal churches in Europe, on Catholicism and on contemporary spirituality. Dr Knibbe is also the coordinator of the Religion, Conflict and Globalization Masters trajectory in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.

Brenda Bartelink

Brenda is fellow on religion, development and faith based organizations (FBO) and co-convenor of the research cluster Sexuality, Gender and Multiple Modernities. She is experienced in working with FBOs and civil society organizations around issues of development, gender, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, both from an academic and professional perspective. Her PhD research involved work on Religion, AIDS and Sexuality in the Development relations between FBOs in the Netherlands and East Africa.

Roos Feringa

Roos is a master’s student within the programme Religion in the Public Domain in Groningen for which she had done field work on religious hate speech in Indonesia. She is currently writing her master’s thesis on secularism and authoritarianism in Turkey. She is also the Communication & Logistics Officer for the CRCG.

Christoph Grüll

Christoph Grüll conducts research on the role of civil society organizations in Europe in the context of displacement. A particular focus lies on religious and faith-based organizations and the question of how these are involved in debates of cosmopolitan and state-centric approaches to justice and (forced) migration. Before starting his PhD project in 2017, he completed his MA in religious studies at the University of Groningen and his BA at the University of Hamburg. His research interests also include the relation between religion and law, the discursive study of religion, and the study of secularism.




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