Below, you will find information about the two large projects that I am currently leading.
1. Extreme Beliefs: The Epistemology and Ethics of Fundamentalism (2020-2025). This is an ERC Starting Grant. I'm leading a large team of PhD's and postdocs to study and come to better understand fundamentalism. The aim is to develop a model that does justice to the fact that many fundamentalists seem healthy and relatively rational people, like you and me, but who develop strange and sometimes even harmful ideas. In doing so, we'll closely cooperate with criminologists, lawyers, psychologists, psychiatrists, theologians, social scientists, and various key-players in decision making regarding fundamentalism and (de-)radicalisation.
2. With René van Woudenberg and Jeroen de Ridder, I'm leading a project named Epistemic Progress in the University (2020-2023), funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. The goal is to conceptualise and enhance progress in the university, especially in two fields: research integrity and the humanities.
More detailed information on the two projects can be found here.