Mirella Klomp is a Protestant theologian specializing in Practical Theology, more specifically in Ritual Liturgical Studies. Coming from a Lutheran background, her research focus has been mostly on Ritual and Music, and has recently also come to include Food and Meals. She is fond of cross-disciplinairy research.
Mirella works as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, and as Executive Manager of IRiLiS at the Protestant Theological University in Amsterdam.
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 is an ordained minister in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.