Curriculum vitae Andreas Frederik Droogers
Born August 8, 1941, Rotterdam.
1948-1959    Primary and secondary school Rotterdam.
1959-1967     Social Geography (BA) and Cultural Anthropology (MA), State University Utrecht.
1965        Married to H.P. Zoutewelle; two sons (born 1969 and 1972).
1967        Teacher geography secondary school Zaandam, then in temporary service of Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Department of Anthropology, while preparing for departure to Congo.
1968-1971    Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology, Departments of Social Science and of Theology, University of Kisangani (Congo). Fieldwork on religious change and on boys’ initiation among the Wagenia.
1971-1980     Researcher at the Institute for the Study of Religion, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
1971-1988     Collaborator “Science of Religion Bulletin, Abstracts and Index of Recent Articles”
1974        Ph.D. (cum laude), Vrije Universiteit. Thesis:  ‘The Dangerous Journey, Symbolic Aspects of Boys’ Initiation among the Wagenia of Kisangani, Zaire’.
1976-1977     Fieldwork among Wagenia (Zaire) on religious change.
1980-1985    Lecturer Sociology and Anthropology of Religion and Science of Religion, School of Divinity, Lutheran Church of Brazil (IECLB), São Leopoldo, Brazil. Fieldwork on Lutheran popular religion, Pentecostalism and Afro-Brazilian religions.
1985-1988    Researcher at Institute for the Study of Religion, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Participation in research programs on ‘Religion, power and development’ and on ‘Encounter of Religions’.
1987        Four months of research in Brazil, Chile and Peru.
1988    Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology / Sociology of Development, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
1988-2006    Professor of Cultural Anthropology, esp.  Anthropology of Religion and Symbolic Anthropology, Department of  Social and Cultural Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
1990        Two months of fieldwork in Brazil.
1991-1995    President of the Dutch Association of Anthropologists.
1991-1995    Co-editor of “Antropologische Verkenningen”, Dutch anthropological journal.
1992        Consultancy for project evaluation Brazil. Guest lecturer in Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
1993-1998       Chair research cluster ‘Culture, Religion and Identity Formation’, CERES National Research School
1994-        Member editorial council “Journal of Contemporary Religion”
1994-1995    Coordinator Task Force Employment of Anthropologists.
1995        Visiting professor in São Leopoldo, Brazilië
1996-1999    Member Personnel Council (Ondernemingsraad) Vrije Universiteit
1996        First ‘Lecturer of the Year’, Vrije Universiteit
1997        Visiting Professor School of Theology, Matanzas, Cuba
1998-2000    Member Board of Faculty of Social-Cultural Sciences, responsible for education. Vice-Dean.
2001-2010        Coordinator Research Program ‘Between Secularisation and Religionisation: A qualitative study of changing practices of signification and confessional identity in the Netherlands’.
2001-2010   Director Hollenweger Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Pentecostal and  Charismatic Movements.
2002- 2007  General Editor PentecoStudies, Online Journal.
2003-2005   Head of Department, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vrije Universiteit.
2003-2010   Coordinator Research Program ‘Conversion Careers and Culture Politics in Pentecostalism: A Comparative Study in Four Continents’ (part of Netherlands Research Council program The Future of the Religious Past).
2004    Chair Research Supervision Committee Ministry of Justice ‘Admission of foreigners in religious tasks’.
2004-2010   Steering Group Member, European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism GloPent.
2004-2009   Member Advisory Board Blaise Pascal Institute.
2006-   Emeritus Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
2007-  Associate Editor PentecoStudies, Online Journal.
2012 Chair Quality Assessment Committee Courses in Cultural Anthropology in the Netherlands.