J. Copier MA (Jorien)

Researcher - Empirical and practical religious studies
Employee - Empirical and practical religious studies
Researcher - Empirical and practical religious studies
Researcher - KASKI
Member - Representative Council Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

J. Copier MA (Jorien)
Visiting address

Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT NIJMEGEN

Postal address

Postbus 9103
6500 HD NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Jorien Copier (1989) studied Liberal Arts & Sciences at Utrecht University with a major in cultural anthropology and religious studies. She completed her research master in religious studies at the University of Amsterdam (cum laude) with a study into contemporary miracle stories. Thereafter she obtained her teaching-degree at VU University Amsterdam, with which she taught worldview education at a secondary school in Amsterdam.

Since 2015, she has been appointed at Radboud University Nijmegen, where she is working on a qualitative empirical PhD research into 'Leadership for Good Education.' The research focuses on school leaders of primary schools and how they shape the conversation about the identity of the school and good education. To do this, she interviewed more than thirty school leaders and school teams at various times during a two-year intervention. From 2015-2020 she fulfilled the task of curriculum coordinator at the national research school for religious studies and theology NOSTER.

From 2020 on, she is the (qualitative) researcher at KASKI, research and expertise center for religion and society.

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