Dr. Jolanda van der Noll

Jolanda van der Noll Foto: Hardy Welsch

E-Mail: jolanda.vandernoll

Telefon: +49 2331 987-2216

Jolanda van der Noll studied Political Science (Leiden University, the Netherlands) and Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism (MERM; Utrecht University, the Netherlands). She was a fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany, where she was awarded her Ph.D. (Political Science) in 2012. Jolanda van der Noll was awarded a two-year research grant by the Académie Universitaire de Louvain, co-funded by the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission to work at the Centre for Psychology of Religion (Universitaire catholique de Louvain, Belgium). In September 2014 Jolanda joined the Chair of Community Psychology at the FernUniversität Hagen.

Jolanda is an active member of the International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP)

Academic career:

  • Since October 2015: Habilitationsstipendium of the FernUniversität in Hagen
  • Since September 2014: postdoctoral reseacher at the Chair of Community Psychology at the FernUniversität in Hagen
  • 05-06/2014: Research stay at the Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
  • 2012-2014: Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow, Institut de recherche en sciences psychologiques, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium
  • 2008-2012: Ph.D. Fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  • 2011-2012: Research associate for the research project „Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt in Deutschland” [Social Cohesion in Germany], Jacobs University Bremen, Deutschland
  • 07/2008: Research exchange Trans-Atlantic Graduate Exchange Program, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies (REMS)’, Howard University, Washington D.C. (USA)
  • 2006-2008: M.Sc. "Migration, Ethnic Relations, and Multiculturalism (MERM)", University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • 2000-2006: doctoraal Political Science (equivalent to MA. degree), University of Leiden, the Netherlands

Research interests

I have a broad interest in political psychology and intergroup relations. My current research deals with (1) acceptance of cultural diversity, Islamophobia and perceived value conflicts; (2) Attitudes towards religion and the role of religion in society; and (3) the intersectionality between religion and gender. My research is mainly based on (quantitative) analyses of survey data. Recently, I however also started to analyse the representation of Muslims and Islam in the (German) media.


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Community Psychology | 12.08.2021