Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985 – 1987
    Student Assistant, Theology/Religious Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • 1991 – 1995
    Junior Research Fellow (NWO Grant), Theology/Religious Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • 1996
    Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • 1997 – 2000
    Research Fellow, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

  • 2001
    Independent researcher / maternity leave

  • 2002 – 2005
    Assistant Professor (NWO Grant), Medieval History, Utrecht University

  • 2004
    Assistant Professor; Celtic Studies, Utrecht University

  • 2006
    Assistant Professor, Research Institute for History and Culture, Utrecht University

  • 2006 – 2008
    Lecturer in Traditional Medieval Irish and European Cultures, Research Institute for Irish and Celtic Studies, University of Ulster

  • 2007 – 2012
    Senior Research Fellow (VIDI – NWO Grant), Religious Studies, University of Amsterdam

  • Since 2012
    Assistant Professor (NGO) Cultural History of Christianity, Religious Studies, University of Amsterdam

  • Since 2012
    Professor of Medieval Irish Culture and Religion, Research Institute for Irish and Celtic Studies, University of Ulster

Selected publications

  • Borsje, J.: The Celtic Evil Eye and Related Mythological Motifs in Medieval Ireland , Studies in the History and Anthropology of Religion 2 (Leuven – Paris – Walpole (MA): Peeters, 2012).

  • Borsje, J.: From Chaos to Enemy: Encounters with Monsters in Early Irish Texts. An investigation related to the process of christianization and the concept of evil, Instrumenta Patristica 29 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1996).

  • Borsje, J.: 'Love Magic in Medieval Irish Penitentials, Law and Literature: A Dynamic Perspective', Studia Neophilologica 84, Supplement 1, Special Issue (2012) 6-23;

  • Borsje, J.: 'Monotheistic to a Certain Extent. The 'Good Neighbours' of God in Ireland ', in: Anne-Marie Korte & Maaike de Haardt (eds), The Boundaries of Monotheism: Interdisciplinary Explorations into the Foundations of Western Monotheism , Studies in Theology and Religion 13 ( Leiden & Boston : Brill, 2009), 53-82.

  • 'Druids, Deer and "Words of Power": Coming to Terms with Evil in MedievalIreland', in: Katja Ritari & Alexandra Bergholm (eds), Approaches to Religion and Mythology in Celtic Studies ( Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008) 122-149.

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