van Eck Duymaer van Twist, Amanda

Dr Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist  


Position held

Non LSE positions held

Kings College London



Experience keywords:

Children in New Religions; Cults; Minority Religions; New Religious Movements; Sociology of Religion

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Amanda is the Deputy Director of Inform (

Her doctoral research, completed at the LSE in the Department of Sociology, examined the second generation of sectarian movements and the impact their segregated childhoods have had, and is due to be published with Oxford University Press.

Notable research projects have included issues regarding health and education within sectarian religious groups, contemporary possession beliefs, radical beliefs and practices within minority religions and methodological complexities when undertaking sensitive research, among other interests.

She is currently working on an edited volume on the topic of fraud in minority religions, in the Ashgate/Inform series on minority religions and spiritual movements.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Europe; North America


Dutch [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]

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+44 (0)2079557654

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+44 (0)207 955 7677

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