Staf Hellemans
  • Nieuwegracht 61, Nieuwegracht Building, room NE 106

    3512 LG Utrecht


1977 …2023

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My teaching is in the field of sociology of religion: general sociology of religion, sociology of religious education, historical and comparative sociology of Catholicism and of the world religions

Research interests

- religion and modernity

- sociology of Catholicism 

- 'pillarisation' (growth and decline of political subsocieties) 

PhD supervision

- Bart Van Dijk, De invloed van lijden en geweld op de ontwikkeling van de geloofsidentiteit van aalmoezeniers in de krijgsmacht (2018).

- Stephie The-Mertens, Youth Ministry in the New Ecclesial Movements.

- Theo Wagenaar, Receptie van de Katholieke Sociale Leer in Nederland 1945-2010.

- Edwin Kupers, Bernard Verhoeven en de Nederlandse cultuurpolitiek in de periode 1949-1965.


Professor in the Sociology of Religion


  • Catholic Church In The 19th And 20th Century
  • Pillarisation
  • Sociology Of Religion
  • Modernisation


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