Rosemarie Van Den Breemer

Doctoral Research Fellow - Fagseksjonen
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Phone +47-22850344
Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic Interests

I am interested in comparative politics and political theory. More particularly, I am interested in the intersection between liberal theory and historical institutionalism. My work is concerned with secularism understood as both, a philosophical doctrine and ideology of state church separation, as well as the existing practices (policies, regulations, institutions) of state church separation as they are given form in a range of public domains in different countries. My current research focuses on the ways in which three secular states, France the Netherlands and Norway give form to religious diversity on the graveyard. I use this empirical analysis as a prism to talk about theories of state church separation and the role of religion in the public domain, more broadly conceived.


Own Courses taught at the program of General Studies at the New School University;
• Religion and Politics in the 21th Century
• Multicultural Dilemma’s in the US and Europe
• The Dilemma’s of Humanitarian Intervention

Teaching Assistant for
The Politics of Image in the Muslim World, Professor Faisal Devji, New School.
European theories of Democracy, Professor Buchstein, New School.

Higher education and employment history

Rosemarie van den Breemer is a political scientist, previously educated at the New School for Social Research in New York and the University of Amsterdam. She is a research fellow since May 2010 at the Theological Faculty and the interdisciplinary research network PluRel at the University of Oslo.


2010 Stipendiat Teologisk Fakultet/PluRel University of Oslo
2007-2008 SIAS Summer Institute fellow “Citizenship and Migration,” funded by the Alexander-von- Humboldt and Andrew W Mellon Foundation, hosted by the Wissenschaftkollegg zu Berlin and National Humanities Center NC
2007 Dissertation fellow (promising dissertation) New School for Social Research, NY
2007-2009 Teaching fellow, New School for General Studies, NY
2005-2006 Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds-fellow, pre-dissertation fellowship, Netherlands
2005 Vera List fellowship (partial tuition fellowship) New School for Social Research, NY
2004-2005 University fellow (full tuition fellowship) New School for Social Research, NY
2002 Netherlands America Foundation (NAF), New York
2002 IOC Olympic Studies Center Research Grant (OSC), Lausanne Switserland (declined)


Tags: Religion og politikk, Islam, Sekularitet


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Published June 7, 2010 2:06 PM - Last modified Aug. 17, 2015 6:14 PM