Dr. J.H. Roeland

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faculteit religie en theologie ( beliefs & practices )
Teacher in Media, Religion and Culture


Monday - Thursday


Research interests:

  • (Post-)evangelicalism and post-traditional spirituality
  • Media and popular culture
  • Urban religion
  • The spirituality of gardening

Research groups:



  • Director Master Theology & Religious Studies
  • Team member master specialization media
  • Media I & II (master specialization media)
  • Media, Religion & Popular Culture (bachelor Religious Studies)


Recent publications

  • Fieldwork on experience: Spirituality, individuality and authority. In: André Droogers & Anton van Harskamp (red.), Methods for the study of religious change: From religious studies to worldview studies. Sheffield, Bristol: Equinox 2014, 101-111 (met Peter Versteeg).
  • Lived religion: The praxis of practical theology. International Journal of Practical Theology 18 (1) 2014, 1-11 (met Ruard Ganzevoort).
  • Close encounters: Ritualizing proximity in the age of celebrity. An ethnographic analysis of meet-and-grets with Dutch singer Marco Borsato. European Journal of Cultural Studies 17 (2) 2014, 149-169 (met Stijn Reijnders, Marlies Spijker en Balázs Boross).
See also http://www.johanroeland.nl

Curriculum Vitae

Teacher in Media, Religion and Culture, Faculty of Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (since 2010).

Postdoc researcher Centre for Rotterdam Cultural Sociology, Faculteit of Social Sciences, department of Sociology, Erasmus University Rottedam (2009-2011).

Researcher VU Institute for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society (2008).

Senior Researcher Reformed University of Applied Sciences Zwolle (2008-2010).

Researcher Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2003-2008).

Website and social media


Twitter: @johanroeland



Ancillary activities

Woontrainingshuis Kortgerecht - Employee Schoonrewoerd, 01 januari 2014
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017