Keynotes, lectures, panels

Invited Panelist, ‘Global Contexts of COVID-19’s Impact on Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarly Programmes’, RINGS (The International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies) Conference, 4 December, 2021 (online)

Invited guest lecture ‘Women in Orthodox Jewish communities’, ‘Judaism’, Dept. Philosophy and Moral Sciences, UGent, 24 November 2020. (online)

Invited Panelist, Women and Gender in Global Affairs Network (WGGA) ‘Meeting with Heads of GS Programmes’, 19 November 2020 (online)

Workshop moderator Research Slam on Self-care. (IARG International Association of Religion and Gender), 23 October 2020 (online).

Invited panelist ‘Gender studies and gender in academia’, Sophia conference: Gender Studies 3.0, Brussels, 24-25 October 2019. 

Invited response to Shelley Budgeon, ‘Embodying Neoliberal Femininity’, Interuniversity Gender Research seminar, Embodiment and the Performativity of Gender, UGent, 9-11 September 2019

Invited panelist ‘Author meets critics session’, 35TH Biennal ISSR Conference (International Society of the Sociology of Religion), ‘The politics of religion and spirituality’, Barcelona, 9-12 July, 2019.

Invited lecturer & respondent ‘Reflections on methodology in the study of gender and religion’, Doctoral Specialist course ‘Women and Nuns in Chinese Buddhism’, 3-7 June 2019, UGent.  

Invited keynote lecture, ‘On the Art of Sacred Pampering and Radical Self-Care: Complicity, Resilience and Resistance in Contemporary Well-Being Culture’, Conference ‘The Faith Lives of Women and Girls: Identities, Experiences, Practices, and Beliefs’, Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham, 26-27th March 2019. 

Invited lecturer honour’s programme ‘Think and Talk’, ‘Debating the headscarf’, 21 March 2019, UGent. 

Invited panelist ‘Body and Identity’, Religion and the City, festival organized by Flagey, Le Soir, ULB, VUB and the RTBF, Flagey, Brussels, 22-23 January 2019. 

Invited panelist workshop ‘Gender segregation and deconstruction in the UK’, Exploratory interdisciplinary workshop organised jointly by the Centre for Law, Equality and Diversity (LEAD), Queen Mary University of London and the School of Law, Politics and Sociology, Sussex University, at Queen Mary School of Law, London, 22 January 2019.

Introduction, International conference ‘Sexual and Gendered Moralities’, International Association for the study of Religion and Gender (IARG), Ghent, 26-27 November 2018.

Lecture ‘Women’s circles, sisterhood and the new femininity’, Workshop Magical Women’s Festival, Geetbets, 25-26 November 2017

Invited lecture, “Circle Magic in Secular Europe? Studying Women’s Body-Mind-Spirit Practices Today”, Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 13 July 2017. 

Invited Keynote lecture “Culture, Diversity, and the Body in a Global Perspective”, International Summer School “Globalization and Diversity”, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 27 June 2017. 

Invited lecture, “Re-Politicizing the Spiritual? Women’s Circles as Sites of Sisterhood and Dissent”, Institut für Diversitätsforschung, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, 17 May 2017  

Invited keynote lecture, “Reclaiming Sisterhood and the Divine Feminine in Women’s Well-Being Culture”, International and interdisciplinary Gender Studies conference “Politiken der Reproduktion – Politics of Reproduction”, Hannover, 27-29 March 2017. (Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Einrichtungen für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung in Niedersachsen – LAGEN.

Invited lecture: “Vulnerable Bodies”, Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 5 December 2016. 

Chair keynote lecture ‘Mapping the Global Movement to end FGM/C in Africa’, Dr. Tamsin Bradley , Internationalization@Home Event, International Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality, Ghent University, Department of Languages and Cultures, Centre for Research on Culture and Gender (CRCG), 22 November 2016

Invited lecture “Women’s Spirituality as a Third Choice between Religion and Secularity”, The Role of Women’s Leadership in Faith Communities, International Conference, Abraham Geiger College and School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam, Germany, 17-19 November 2015

Invited Keynote Lecture “Is Forced Unveiling a Harmful Secular Practice?’ Women, Religion & Secularism Conference, Centro de Estudis Sociais, Lisbon, 11-13 November 2015

Invited lecture, “Gender, Culture and Harm”, School for Social Sciences, University of Hull, 4 November 2015

Respondent to Lecture Ruth Behar, “Vulnerability: In fieldwork, in life, and on the page”, Ethnography seminar, Ghent University, 17 September 2015. 

Invited panelist, Roundtable on the past, present, and future of the gender and sexuality studies in Belgium, 10th anniversary of the Atelier Genre(s) et Sexualité(s), Institut de sociologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 9 September 2015

Invited keynote lecture on Gender in Academia, Seminar ‘What it means to be a researcher in 21st century academia’, Ghent University, 25 March 2015

Introduction to lecture by Birsen Taspinar ‘Moeders van de stilte’, seminar organized by the Centre for Turkish Studies with the Yunus Emre Instituut Brussels, UGent, 22 May 2014 (in Dutch)

Invited lecture ‘Secular/sexual politics and Jewish and Muslim women’s religious agency’, Centre for European and International Studies Research seminar, University of Portsmouth, 25 March 2014. 

Invited panelist ‘Women’s rights and emancipation in dialogue with worldviews’, Vermeylenfonds en UPV (Uitstraling Permanente Vorming), Louvain, 8 March 2014. (in Dutch)

Invited Lecture ‘Being a woman in a multicultural society’, Forum debate Emeritiforum, Faculty Club, KU Leuven, 30 January 2014. (in Dutch)

Invited Workshop Paper ‘’What counts as a queer topic in the postcolonial postsecular study of religion and gender?’, Workshop “At the Intersection of Queer Studies and Religion”, Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW), N.Y.C., November 20 & 21 2013

Respondent lezing Sally Hines ‘Transgendering the Matrix: Reconceptualising the Intersections of Sex, Gender and Sexuality’, Sophia colloquium ‘Genderstudies: een genre apart? Savoirs de genre: quel genre de savoir? Brussels, 17 October 2013.  

Lecture ‘Local and Global Perspectives on Gender Inequality’, UGent, 26 September 2013.

Moderator symposium ‘Right to love’, Ella Expertise centre gender & diversity, Brussels, 18 September 2013. (in Dutch)

Invited Keynote speaker & lecturer International Summer School “Belonging, Gender and Religion in multicultural societies”, Organized by Ivanovo Centre for Gender Studies, Russia, Theological school of Catania University & University Dante Alighieri, in Reggio di Calabria, Italy, 8-26 July, 2013

Invited respondent ‘Sex and Gender Hierarchies in Orthodox Cultures’, Revisiting Gayle Rubin’s “Thinking Sex”, The Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains and the Atelier Genre(s) et Sexualité(s), ULB, Brussels, 19 June 2013

Invited keynote lecture ‘The gender click and quality education’, symposium ‘Gender at school: from policy to practice’, Flemish Ministry of Education, Brussels, 31 May 2013 (in Dutch)

Invited panelist ‘Gender inequality in the workplace’, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, UGent, De Vooruit, Gent, 28 March 2013

Introduction and panel participant: Studiedag Geweld, gender en weerbaarheid, Een initiatief van ella vzw & Vrouwennetwerk IVCA, Antwerpen 4 december 2012

Invited Chair Session “Inner and Outer Beauty: Aesthetics and Ethics of Harmony in Veiling-Fashion in Turkey”, UCSIA International Workshop: Beauty: Commons Versus Contests, University of Antwerp, 24 – 26 October 2012

Invited keynote and panelist ‘Between soul and sin #1: The female body and sexuality. Conversations on sex, power and religion,’ MANA, ella en deBuren met steun van Atlas | Stad Antwerpen, 26 October 2012

Invited respondent, ‘Why are women more religious than men’, Religions: Fields Of Research, Methods And Perspectives, The First International Krakow Study of Religions Symposium, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 12-14 September 2012

Invited Keynote speaker & lecturer, “Gender and Religious Governance”, CES Summer School 2012: “Secularism, Gender and Democracy”, (POLICREDOSObservatory for the Politics of Religious and Cultural Diversity in Southern Europe Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra), 4-6 July 2012, Lisbon, Portugal

Invited Respondent ‘An intersectional perspective on unaccompanied refugee mothers’, Nordic Networks Meeting Ghent, Nordic Network for Research Cooperation on Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (NordURM) in cooperation with the Nordic Network for Research on Refugee Children, 7-8 June 2012, Ghent University – Department of Orthopedagogics.

Invited Chair, Session ‘Jewish women’s identity’, 5th Contact Day Jewish Studies on the Low Countries, University of Antwerp, 22 May 2012.

Invited respondent stortfilms, “One way ticket to love”, symposium on marriage migration, COALFACE with Universiteit Hasselt, C-Mine, Genk, 21 May 2012 (in Dutch)

Invited lecture, “Gender en religie: Casestudies in de joodse orthodoxie”, KULeuven, 3 mei 2012

Invited keynote lecture, ‘Gender studies and qualitative research: beyond studying ‘women’s lives’, Moi University, Kenya, Institute for Gender Equity, Research & Development 2nd International Gender Symposium, 25-27 January 2012 

Invited keynote lecture, ‘Migration, Local and Transnational Belonging among Orthodox Jewish Women’, Symposium on Religion, Migration and Gender, Middlesex University, London, UK, 4 November 2011

Invited panelist debate on Slow Science, CAMPO Nieuwpoort Gent, 6 December 2011

Selected invited speaker, ‘Gender Studies of Religion in Secular Locations: Beyond Androcentric Scholarship or Patriarchal Religion?’, ESF-LiU Research Conference “Religion, Gender and Human Rights: Challenges for Multicultural and Democratic Societies”, 21-25 June 2011, Linköping University, Sweden

Discussion & Closure, Gender Forum, Centre for Gender Studies, Ghent University, 22 September 2011

Invited lecture, ‘From Headscarves to Forced Marriages: Feminism and Multiculturalism in Europe’, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 25 May 2011

Invited lecture, ‘Gender, Religion and Socio-Cultural Diversity’, Catholic University of Leuven, 22 March 2011

Panel Debate ‘Women’s Rights’, Antwerp University, 3 March 2011 (in Dutch)

Discussion & Closure, Gender Forum, Centre for Gender Studies, Ghent University, 21 May 2010

Invited respondent, ‘The Intersectional Politics of Belonging’, Respondent to Prof. Dr. Nira-Yuval-Davis, Feminist Theory Seminar Public Lecture, KULeuven, 20 May 2010

Invited keynote lecture, ‘Gendering research in a global perspective’, Gent Africa Platform Symposium ‘Gendering Research in/on Africa, Ghent University, 18 December 2009

Invited speaker, ‘Interreligious dialogue and transversal feminist practice’ (with N. van den Brandt), Pre-AAR meeting on Women, Interfaith & Peacemaking, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, 28/10 – 1/11/2010, Atlanta, GA. 

Invited lecture, ‘The notion of agency in gender studies’, Gender and History Seminar, Ghent University, 16 November 2009 (in Dutch)

Moderator panel ‘Religion and feminism’, Sophia colloquium ‘Gender studies: another genre?’, 23-24 October 2009, Brussels (in Dutch and French)

Invited talk, ‘Women and Interreligious dialogue from an anthropological perspective’, Free University Amsterdam, 15 May 2009

Invited speaker, ‘The ‘Belgian Hijab’ debate’, Dutch-Belgian Association for Sociology, 2008, KULeuven, 29 May 2008 (in Dutch)

Invited lecture ‘The woman in Judaism’, UPV-VUB – Uitstraling Permanente Vorming, Free University Brussels, Lecture series ‘worldviews’, 3 March 2009 (in Dutch)

Invited lecture ‘The Anthropology of Gender in a Global Shtetl’, Conférences en Anthropologie 2008-2009, Centre d’Antropologie Culturelle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 7 May 2008

Invited lecture, ‘Orthodox Jewish Women between Secular Work and the Sacred Home’, Seminar on Religion & Feminism II, Postsecular Lecture Series 2007-8, Faculty of the Humanities, Utrecht University & BAK, (Centre for Contemporary Art), Utrecht, 22 January 2008

Invited keynote lecturer, ‘Boss in one’s own church? Women, feminism and religion then and now’, Closing speech at the congress for the Association for Women’s History, (VVG, IIAV, International Centre and Archive of the Women’s movement, Amsterdam, 20 April 2007 (in Dutch)

Invited respondent, ‘Producing the Hindu Nationalist City: The RSS and its Women’s Wing’, Respondent to Paola Bacchetta: International Symposium ‘Making Sense in the City. Culture, Community and Identity in an Urban World, Ghent University, 17-20 December 2007

Invited discussant, ‘Religion, (post)secularization and women’s emancipation’, discussant Catharina Seminar, University of Tilburg, 27 November 2007

Invited keynote lecture, ‘Making Sense in the City, Report on the ESF workshop’ – European Science Foundation Spring Plenary Meeting – Standing Committee for the Social Sciences, University of Bucharest, 19 April 2007

Invited lecture, ‘The sacralization of sexuality and gender relations in contemporary orthodox Judaism’, UPV-VUB – Permanente Education, Free University of Brussels, lecture series ‘Worldviews and sexuality’, 15 March 2007  (in Dutch)

Respondent ‘Anti-sexism or anti-racism: A false dilemma?’ Elsa Dorlin, Sophia, Co-ordination Network for Women’s Studies Belgium, Amazone, Brussels, 22 February 2007 (in Dutch and French)

Invited lecture, ‘Gender Equality and Cultural Diversity in Belgium II’ with Gily Coene, Working Conference PART II ‘Gender Equality, Cultural Diversity: European Comparisons and Lessons’ (Nuffield Foundation), Free University of Amsterdam, 7-9 June 2006

Invited lecture ‘Gender constructions and attitudes’, Daphne project ‘Development of a prevention tool to combat violence against refugee women and girls in Europe: a participatory approach’ International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, 21 November 2006

Invited lecture, ‘Interpreting Haredi Women’s Religious Agency’, Seminar of the Gender and Religions Research Centre, SOAS, University of London, 21 February 2006 

Invited keynote lecture, ‘Cross-cultural Understandings on issues of Gender and Religion’, European YWCA Youth Study Session ‘Crossing Borders – Young women’s role and contribution to the interfaith dialogue in Europe’, Strasbourg, 6 April 2006

Invited lecture ‘Developments and problems in the representation of the Orthodox Jewish woman in social-scientific research’, Institute for Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp, 15 December 2005 (in Dutch)

Invited respondent, ‘Gender and Fundamentalism, Respondent to Shahin Gerami’, UCSIA seminar ‘Faith-based Radicalism: Christianity, Islam and Judaism between Constructive Activism and Destructive Fanaticism’, Universiteit Antwerpen, (15-24 september 2005), 17 September 2005

Invited lecture (with G. Coene), ‘Gender and multiculturalism’, Open University Lecture Permanent Education, 30 November 2005, UGent (in Dutch)

Invited lecture, ‘Gender Equality and Cultural Diversity in Belgium I’ with Gily Coene, Working Conference ‘Gender Equality, Cultural Diversity: European Comparisons and Lessons’, London School of Economics, 27-28 May 2005

Invited lecture ‘The anthropology of birth from a gender perspective’, Postgraduate in Intercultural obstetrics, KATHO HIVV, Kortrijk, 1 October 2004 (in Dutch)

Invited lecture ‘Sexuality, gender and religious identity in a multicultural society’, First Flemish Scientific Congress on Sexual Health, Sensoa, Ghent University, 7 May 2004 (in Dutch)

Respondent ‘Islam seen from a feminist perspective’, Nadia Fadil, Lecture series Centre for Women’s Studies, Free University Brussels, 29 April 2004 (in Dutch)

Invited Gender Lecture 2003: Feminism and religion: Subject or victim? Women in Orthodox Jewish traditions, Journal for Gender Studies Lecture, De Balie, Amsterdam, 18 November 2003 (invited lecture) (in Dutch)

Invited keynote lecture, ‘Feminism, Multiculturalism and Religion, UCSIA seminar ‘Christianity, Islam and Judaism: how to conquer the barriers to intercultural dialogue?’, University of Antwerp (15-26 September 2003), 19 September 2003 (in Dutch)

Invited lecture, ‘Women of the Orthodox Jewish Community in Antwerp’, Noise European summer school in Women’s Studies ‘New European Identities and Mediated Cultures: Revisiting the Politics of Location’, University of Antwerp (8-19 September 2003), 9 September (in Dutch)

Invited lecture ‘Female ‘modesty’ and ritual purity: religion and gender in orthodox Jewish traditions’, Gender Forum, Centre for Gender Studies, Ghent University, 31 March 2003 (in Dutch)

Invited lecture ‘Women’s Religious Identity in the Orthodox Jewish Community of Antwerp: Implications for Feminist Methodology in Religious Studies’, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 12 November 2002 

Selected invited plenary keynote, ‘Empowering and Engendering “Religion”: Female Forms of Religiosity within an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community’, Plenary lecture EASA Younger Scholars Forum: ‘Researching Religion across Categorical Divides’ 6th Biennial European Association of Social Anthropologists Conference, ‘Crossing Categorical Boundaries: Religion as Politics/Politics as Religion’, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 26 – 29 July 2000

Invited lecture ‘Women, men and ‘berdaches’: Alternative constructions of gender and sexuality among North American Indians’, Lectures of the RUG-Centrum for Gender Studies, Ghent University, 30 March 1998 (in Dutch)

Invited keynote lecture, ‘Man nor woman: Alternative gender categories in non-western cultures’, 4th Karel Geirlandt-Symposium ‘Leonardo’s Smile. On Androgyny in Contemporary Art’, Ghent University, 15 – 17 December 1997 (in Dutch)

Invited lecture ‘Native American Society’, Lecture Series ‘Individual, Family and Society. An intercultural approach’, School for Comparative Philosophy, University of Antwerp, 21 April 1997 (in Dutch)

Conference presentations

‘Religion and Harmful Practices: the Production of Difference in Global and Local Response to Gender-Based Violence’,  Religion and the Production of Difference, Annual Conference of the Dutch Association for the Study of Religion, October 30 – November 1, 2019, University of Groningen. Chair organized panels (with Brenda Bartelink)

‘Spiritual entrepreneurship and women’s work’, 2nd International Conference on Gender Research – ICGR 2019 School of Economics and Business Studies, University of Roma Tre, 11-12 April 2019. 

“Increasing Diversity in Cultural Practices: Gender, Sexuality and Embodiment.”, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology (July 15-21, 2018), Toronto, Canada. Chaired session

“Women’s spirituality in Belgium: Practicing gender difference beyond the secular-religious divide”, European Association for the Study of Religion, KU Leuven, Annual Conference, 18-21 September 2017.

“When Women Gather: Communication Challenges and Strategies in Researching Women’s Spirituality”, European Association for the Study of Religion, KU Leuven, Annual Conference, 18-21 September 2017. (chaired session: Communicative Challenges in Contemporary Women’s Spirituality). 

“Sacred Pampering and Cultivating the Divine Feminine: Women’s Circles and Well-Being Festivals as Sites of Sisterhood and Dissent”, Reassembling Democracy /Ritual as Resource Conference 23-25 February 2017, University of Oslo / Soria Moria Conference Center, Oslo. 

“Post-secular Femininities in Mind-Body-Spirit Practices”, Religion: Bridging Gaps and Breaking Paths: Contemporary approaches towards discourses of religion and knowledge production in transdisciplinary perspective, International Conference of the Doctoral Program Religion – Knowledge – Discourse at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2nd – 4th of February 2017 

‘Reclaiming Sisterhood and the Maternal Body in Women’s Circles and the Red Tent Temple Movement: Post-secular Femininities in Contemporary Well-Being Culture’, panel on Religion, Maternal Identities and Practices, European Association of Social Anthropologists Biennial Conference in Milan, 20-23 July 2016. 

‘Conceptual Challenges and Research Potential of the Notion of “Harmful Cultural Practices”, Organized Panel with T. Bradley, “Theorizing Gender Violence and ‘Harm’ : ‘Harmful Cultural Practices’ as a Viable Notion of Comparative Analysis across Cultural Contexts”, IUAES Inter Congress ‘Reimagining Anthropological and Sociological Boundaries, Thammasat University, Bangkok, 15-17 July 2015

‘Body Politics and the Notion of “Harmful Cultural Practices:” A Post-colonial, Post-secular Analysis’, International conference on Religion, Gender and Body Politics, Utrecht University, 12-14 February 2015

‘Alterity and the notion of ‘harmful cultural practices’ in feminist, human rights and development discourse’, Conference ‘Representing Alterity in society in crisis: The construction and representation of the Other in society and in texts’, University of Genoa, 28th July – 31st July, 2014

‘The struggle for a gender studies programme in Belgium’, ATGENDER The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation, Spring Conference 2013, 26-28 April 2013, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

‘Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practices’, Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, Montréal, Canada, 16-20 November 2011, paper & chaired sessions

Intensive mothering and transnational adoption – a feminist anthropological appraisal (with K. De Graeve), “What’s new about ‘parenting’? Kinship, politics and identity”, Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, 17-21 November 2010

Revisiting Maternalism: Parenting as a Citizenship Practice among Undocumented Migrant Mothers and Adoptive Parents (with T. Brouckaert & K. De Graeve), Mothering and Migration: (Trans)nationalisms, Globalization, and Displacement Conference, The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM)/University of Puerto Rico, 19-21 February 2010

Citizenship practices and maternal subjectivity among undocumented migrant mothers (with T. Brouckaert), ‘Beyond citizenship: Feminism and the transformation of belonging’. An international, interdisciplinary conference, Birkbeck, University of London, 30 June – 2 July 2010.

Well-being, empowerment and citizenship among religious traditionalist minority women in the secular liberal state, “Knowledge, Imagination, and Strategies for Well-being and Empowerment: Gendered Obstacles and Opportunities”, Panel of the Commission on the Anthropology of Women, 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Kunming, China, 27-31 July 2009

Pro-hijab activism, feminism and multiculturalism in (post)secular conditions, 7th European Feminist Research Conference, “Gendered Cultures at the Crossroads of Imagination, Knowledge and Politics”, Utrecht University, 4-7 June 2009

Safeguarding or Sacrificing ‘the Family’? Religious Traditionalist Kinship and Women’s Agency, Panel session “Politics of Kinship and Family in ‘Crisis’”, Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, 19-23 November 2008

Orthodox Jewish Women Between Secular Work and the Sacred Home, Contact day ‘Jewish Studies in the Low Countries’, Institute for Jewish Studies, Antwerp University, 20 May 2008

Feminism and Religious Orthodoxy among Jewish women in Antwerp and London, ‘Diversities. Bet Debora in Budapest’ – 4th Conference of European Jewish Women, Activists, Academics, and Rabbis, Central European University, Budapest, 23-27 August 2006

Life Stories of Orthodox Jewish Women in Antwerp: Negotiating Identity, Autonomy and Belonging, Conference ‘Gender, Religion and Society’, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 21-22 May 2006

Beyond Androcentric Scholarship or Patriarchal Religion – Is Secular Feminist Religious Studies Possible?, 2nd Christina Conference on Women’s Studies: ‘Gender, Religion, and Theory in Dialogue’, University of Helsinki, Finland, 3-5 March 2005

Engendering the Ethnography of Contemporary Orthodox Jewry: an Antwerp Case Study, International Graduate Conference ‘Reconceptualizing Jewishness in Postwar Europe’, Institute of Jewish Studies – University of Antwerp, 12-14 January 2005

Over our Heads? Muslim Women as Symbols and Agents in the Headscarf Debate in Flanders, Belgium, Invited Workshop, ‘Muslim Cultural Politics in Europe and the Middle East. Continuities and Disjunctures’, 8th Biennial European Association for Social Anthropologists Conference, ‘Face to Face: Connecting Distance and Proximity’, Vienna, Austria, 8-12 September 2004

“Not Us, but You have Changed” Discourses of Belonging among Haredi Women, Conference ISA (International Sociological Association), ‘Racisms, Sexisms and Contemporary Politics of Belonging/s’, London, U.K., 25-27 Augustus 2004

Anthropological research among Orthodox Jewish women from a secular feminist perspective’, Workshop ‘Religion’, LOVA Study Day 2004: New trends in feminist anthropology (Dutch Association for Feminist Anthropology), University of Leiden, Netherlands, 4 June 2004 (in Dutch)

Reconsidering Traditionalist Religion within Feminist Discourse: Orthodox Jewish Women’s Agency in Secular Society, Session Gender/Feminism, XV ICAES Conference 2003: Humankind/Nature Interaction: ‘Past, Present and Future’, Florence, Italy, 5-12 July 2003

Re/Interpreting Niddah: Orthodox Jewish Menstruation Rites in the Politics of Religious Identity, International Conference ‘Menstruation: Blood, Body, Brand’, Liverpool University, U.K., 24-26 January 2003

Poster presentation doctoral thesis, Doctoral symposium Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent University, 16 December 2002 (in Dutch)

‘Religion’ as a gendered phenomenon: Ultraorthodox Jewish women in Antwerp, Panel session ‘Women and diversity’, Sophia Colloquium ‘Women’s Studies in Belgium 1997-2000’, Sophia, Brussels, 8 – 9 December 2000 (in Dutch)

The Construction of Gender as Moral Difference among Women in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community, workshop ‘Reading Religious Practices’, ‘Gendering Ethics/The Ethics of Gender: An Interdisciplinary Conference’, University of Leeds, U.K., 23 – 25 January 2000