Dr. Jolanda van der Noll

Jolanda van der Noll Foto: Volker Wiciok

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 the social and political psychology of migration, ethnic relations and multiculturalism. My main line of research deals with the study of Islamophobia and the accommodation of Islam in the West, focusing on public opinion among the non-Muslim majority population and the interplay between individual attitudes and the social environment. In my current projects, I focus on (1) attitudes and behaviour towards Muslims depending on perceived value conflicts between Islam and western societies; (2) the role of religion in the public sphere of secularized societies; and (3) the perspectives and experiences of migrant minorities.

More information on our project on the situation of syrian refugees in Hagen can be found on the project website (in German): Willkommen in Hagen!? Eine Analyse der Situation syrischer Geflüchteter [Welcome in Hagen!? An Analysis of the Situation of Syrian Refugees]


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Community Psychology | 15.11.2023