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Bio

Born in 1953, grown up in Belgium and since 1996 working in the Netherlands. Education: 1990: PhD in Sociology, KULeuven 1982-1988: Research Assistant (AIO) in the Sociology of Religion, KULeuven 1980-1982: MA Third World Studies, UCLouvain and the University of Algers (Algeria) 1979-1980: Statistical Researcher, Departement of Linguistics, KULeuven 1975-1978: Studies with a DAAD Scholarship in Sociology and Political Sciences, University of Bielefeld (Germany) 1971-1975: MA Sociology and Studies in History and Philosophy, KULeuven Academic positions: - Since 2007: Full Professor in the Sociology of Religion, University of Tilburg - 1996-2006: Full Professor in the Sociology of Religion, Katholieke Theologische Universiteit te Utrecht - 1993-1996: Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, Humboldt University Berlin - 1990-1993: Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Hasselt - 1988-1993: Assistant Professor in Sociology, Antwerp Business School

Expertise

Sociology of religion: theories, religion and modernity, evolution of Catholicism (19th - 21st century)

Pillarization 

 

 

Collaboration

 I've worked together with researchers - other than my own university - from, among others, KULeuven (Jan de Maeyer, Marc Hooghe, Patrick Pasture),  Duke University (Herbert Kitschelt), Bochum University (Wilhelm Damberg) and Mirfield College (Anthony J. Carroll).

Recent publications

  1. Pillarization ('Verzuiling') - On Organized 'Self-Contained Worlds' i…

    Hellemans, S. (2020). Pillarization ('Verzuiling'): On Organized 'Self-Contained Worlds' in the Modern World. The American Sociologist, 51(2), 124-147.
  2. De grote transformatie van de katholieke kerk

    Hellemans, S. (2019). De grote transformatie van de katholieke kerk. Karakter: Tijdschrift van Wetenschap, (68), 25-27.
  3. De grote transformatie van religie en van de katholieke kerk

    Hellemans, S. (2019). De grote transformatie van religie en van de katholieke kerk. Prisma Print Tilburg University.
  4. Failed Internationalization - A Case Study of 'Pillarization', 'Milie…

    Hellemans, S. (2019). Failed Internationalization: A Case Study of 'Pillarization', 'Milieus', 'Lager', 'Subcultures' and the Like. In A. Henkelmann, C. Koesters, R. Oehmen-Vieregge, & M. E. Ruff (Eds.), Katholizismus transnational: Beitraege zur Zeitgeschichte und Gegenwart in Westeuropa und den Vereinigten Staaten. (pp. 21-36). Aschendorff Verlag.
  5. In gesprek met Staf Hellemans

    Hellemans, S. (2019). In gesprek met Staf Hellemans. Religie & Samenleving, 14(3), 294-297.

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