Thank you for visiting my website. My name
is Ruard Ganzevoort, and I am the rector of the
International Institute of Social Studies in Den Haag
(part of Erasmus University Rotterdam), since 15-08-2023.
Before that, I was the dean of the Faculty of Theology,
professor of practical theology, and chief diversity
officer at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My main areas of
interest in the field of religion and development are
trauma, sexuality, conflict, identity, and popular
culture. I have published or edited 27 books and more than
210 scientific or professional publications. I
was president of the International Academy of Practical
Theology from 2007-2009 and president of the International Society for Empirical
Research in Theology from 2014-2018. Together with
dr. Srdjan Sremac, I am the series editor of Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion
and Societal Challenges.
From June 2011 to June 2023, I served for
three consecutive terms as a member of the Senate in the Dutch national
parliament for the Green party GroenLinks. For one or more of these
terms I was spokesperson for primary and secondary
education, health care, defense, home affairs, and kingdom
affairs. I chaired the committee of kingdom affairs and
the parliamentary investigation committee on the
effectiveness of antidiscrimination legislation.
For recent contributions (in Dutch) to
public debates on religion, politics, and society, you can
find my blog
Obviously, the links on top will guide you
through this site.
shows my CV and publications (mostly with full
text or summaries)