Dr. Mirella C.M. Klomp

Associate Professor of Practical Theology
Amsterdam
Practices

Mirella Klomp is a Lutheran theologian, specializing in Practical Theology, more specifically in Ritual and Liturgical Studies. Her field of expertise lies at the intersection of lived religion an culture, and at the interface between the sacred and the secular. Research topics of interest have been liturgy and music in intercultural contexts, music in the public sphere (esp. Passion performances) as well as rituals and ritualized practices of food and meals. Her research is characterized by a thoroughgoing interdisciplinary approach.

Klomp works as Associate Professor (Universitair Hoofddocent) of Practical Theology at the Protestant Theological University in Amsterdam, with specialisation in Liturgical and Ritual Studies. She also coordinates the work of the Amsterdam Network for Interdisciplinary Studies on Eating.

She is Privatdozentin für Praktische Theologie in evangelischer Theologie mit den Schwerpunkten Liturgie und Ritualtheorie at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Bern, Switzerland, and Mitarbeiterin of the Kompetenzzentrum Liturgik at the same faculty.

Among her expertise:

  • food, meals and their values
  • public theology
  • body, embodiment and materiality in (religious) ritual
  • The Passion and other contemporary passion performances
  • ritual and (Christian) music in late-modern network culture
  • religion and media
  • suffering and illness from a theological perspective
  • Lutheran theology
  • migrant churches
  • christian worship in African (Ghanaian) culture
  • ethnography and other qualitative research methods

Mirella Klomp has been an ordained minister in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands since 2012.

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6659-2411

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