Sophie Christine van Bijsterveld

Member, Dutch Upper House of Parliament
Professor of Law, Religion and Society, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Prof. Dr. S.Ch. Sophie van Bijsterveld graduated in law at the University of Utrecht in 1983. She received a doctorate in Law at Tilburg University in 1988. She was Assistant Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Associate Professor of European and International Public Law, and Professor of Religion, State and Society at Tilberg’s School of Humanities. Since September 1, 2014 she has been Professor of Religion, Law and Society at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.  Dr. van Bijsterveld has lectured and published extensively in the fields of (international) human rights protection, religious liberty, constitutional law, and hybrid governance. Among Dr. van Bijsterveld’s more than 200 publications are a great number of the conference papers she has delivered in venues worldwide and the books Burger tussen religie, staat en markt (2012); Overheid en godsdienst: Herijking van een onderlinge relatie (2nd ed. 2009); and The Empty Throne: Democracy and the Rule of Law in Transition (2002).  More …