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Drs. L.L. (Lieke) Schrijvers

Faculty of Humanities
Religion Studies

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  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: D1.10A
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
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    Lieke Schrijvers is lecturer in religious studies in the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies at the University of Amsterdam. 

    Schrijvers is finalizing her PhD dissertation with the title: 'Questioning the Conversion Paradox: Gender, Sexuality, and Belonging amongst Women Becoming Jewish, Christian, and Muslim in the Netherlands.' This is a comparative ethnographic study of women's conversion from a religious studies and gender studies perspective. The PhD is a joint doctorate at Utrecht University and Ghent University. Before starting her dissertation, Schrijvers graduated from the researchmaster Gender and Ethnicity at Utrecht University. Her research mainly focuses on the intersections of religion, the secular, gender and sexuality from an anthropological ('lived religion') approach. 

    Courses in 2021-2022

    Tutor BA religious studies

    Women and world religions: Glimpses from the past, images from the present

    Grote vragen Religiewetenschappen 1: Analyse van teksten

    Religie en spiritualiteit in Nederland 1: Concepten en theorie├źn

    Heilige boeken

    Religie en spiritualiteit in Nederland 2: Geleefde religie

    Religie en spiritualiteit in Nederland 3: Onderzoeksproject


  • Publications


    • Schrijvers, L. L. (2021). Embodied Conversions and Sexual Selves: New Jewish, Christian and Muslim Women in the Netherlands. In S-J. Page, & K. Pilcher (Eds.), Embodying Religion, Gender and Sexuality (pp. 57-75). Routledge.
    • Schrijvers, L. L. (2021). Women Wearing the Tallit: Tracing Gender, Belonging, and Conversion of New Jewish Women. In C. A. M. van den Berg, L. L. Schrijvers, J. O. Wiering, & A. J. A. C. M. Korte (Eds.), Transforming Bodies and Religions: Powers and Agencies in Europe (pp. 199-220). Routledge.


    • Beekers, D., & Schrijvers, L. L. (2020). Religion, Sexual Ethics, and the Politics of Belonging: Young Muslims and Christians in the Netherlands. Social Compass, 67(1), 137-156.
    • Schrijvers, L. L. (2020). Adriaan van Klinken. Kenyan, Christian, Queer: Religion, LGBT Activism, and Arts of Resistance in Africa. Etnofoor, 32(2), 119-122.
    • Schrijvers, L. L. (2020). [Review of: Bowler, Kate. The Preacher's Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities]. PentecoStudies, 222-224, 93-114.



    • Mustafa, N., Miri, A., Schrijvers, L. L., & van den Brandt, N. (2018). White Innocence: Reflections on Public Debates and Political-Analytical Challenges: An Interview with Gloria Wekker. DiGeSt (Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies), 5(1), 67-82.
    • Schrijvers, L. L., & Wiering, J. (2018). Religious/Secular Discourses and Practices of Good Sex. Culture and Religion, 19(2), 139-159.
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