Dr. Jolanda van der Noll

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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. 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 (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium). In September 2014, Jolanda joined the Chair of Community Psychology at the FernUniversität in Hagen.

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

Research interests

My research is situated in the field of political psychology and intergroup relations. In particular, my research is focused on (1) the acceptance of cultural diversity, Islamophobia, and perceived value conflicts; (2) attitudes towards religion and the role of religion in the public sphere; and (3) the intersectionality of religion and gender. Most of my research is based on the (quantitative) analyses of survey data. In addition, I have recently begun to explore the representation of Muslims and Islam in the (written) media.


For a list of publications please visit my Google Scholar profile.

Service to the academic community

Academic career

  • Since October 2015: postdoctoral research stipend (Habilitationsstipendium) of the FernUniversität Hagen
  • Since September 2014: postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Chair of Community Psychology, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  • 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 through the Trans-Atlantic Graduate Exchange Program, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies (REMS)’, Howard University, Washington D.C. (USA)
  • 2006-2008: MSc. "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