David J Bos

David Bos obtained a Master’s degree in theology at Groningen University and, after attending the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, a PhD in sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). As a graduate student, he authored an anthology of interviews with, and essays by Michel Foucault (1985). His dissertation on the evolution of the pastoral ministry in the nineteenth century was published by Bert Bakker (1999) and, in English translation, by Brill (2010; http://www.brill.nl/servants-kingdom). He worked as the editor-in-chief of the Netherlands leading mental health monthly (http://www.mgv-online.nl/), as an assistant professor in Utrecht University’s Department of Religious Studies and as a lecturer in the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition, as a post-doc, he conducted research on the social acceptance of homosexuality in the Netherlands. At present, he teaches in the UvA College of Social Sciences and in the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society. He is currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow in the ‘Contested Privates’ research project at the Amsterdam Centre for the Study of Lived Religion.