Anne-Marie Korte


Professor of Religion, Gender and Modernity at the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and Scientific Director of the Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER). She holds the chair of the steering committee of the National Research Programme ‘Religion in Modern Society’ of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (2012 – 2017) and she initiated the NOW funded international research cooperation ‘Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives’ (2011-2015). She is initiator and co-project leader of the NWO funded project ‘Contested Privates: The Oppositional Pairing of Religion and Homosexuality in Contemporary Public Discourse in the Netherlands’ (VU/UU, 2013-2017). She is editor in chief of Religion and Gender, online international journal for the Systematic Study of Religion and Gender in Interdisciplinary Perspective ( and president of the International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG) (


– “Openings: a Genealogical Introduction to Religion and Gender,” Religion and Gender 1 (2011) nr. 1, 1-17.

– “Religion, Homosexuality, and Contested Social Orders in the Netherlands, The Western Balkans, and Sweden,” (with Mariecke van den Berg e.a) in: G. Ganiel, H. Winkel, and C. Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2014), 116-134.

-“Iconoclashes: Interferences of Gender, Politics, Religion and Art in the Pussy Riot Case’ (with Katja Tolstaya and Heleen Zorgdrager) Religion and Gender 4 (2014) nr 2, 1-5.

– “Blasphemous feminist art: Incarnate politics of identity in post secular society,” in: Rosi Braidotti e.a. (eds.), Transformations of Religion and the Public Sphere: Postsecular Publics (Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series; Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014), 228-248.

-“Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer as a Case of/for Feminist Public Theology” in: Ulrike Auga e.a. (eds), New Horizons of Resistance and Visions. Yearbook of the European Society of Women in Theological Research (Leuven: Peeters, 2014), 31-53.

– “Signs from Heaven: Figuring the Sacred in Contemporary Miracle Stories.” In: Angela Berlis, Kune Biezeveld and Anne-Marie Korte (eds.), Everyday Life and the Sacred: Re/configuring Gender Studies in Religion, STAR/NOSTER 2015 (Studies in Theology and Religion, Brill), 23 pp