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Introduction to the special issue on Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer


Anne-Marie Korte ,

Utrecht University, NL
About Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Korte is full Professor of Religion, Gender and Modernity in the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University. She is also the director of the Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER). A theologian and philosopher by education, she has specialised in theological anthropology and gender studies in religion. Her major research interests are classic and contemporary miracle stories and the role of gender and sexuality in contemporary accusations of blasphemy. Anne-Marie has published widely on these and other topics. She also has edited a large number of book volumes, including the following titles:

  • Contesting Religious Identities, Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2012 (co-edited with Bob Becking and Lucien van Liere).
  • The Actual Fascination of Sacrifice, Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2012 (co-edited with Joachim Duyndam and Marcel Poorthuis).
  • Holiness and Homeliness: The Sacred and Everyday Life, Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2011 (co-edited with Kune Biezeveld and Angela Berlis).
  • The Boundaries of Monotheism: Interdisciplinary Explorations into the Foundations of Western Monotheism, Leiden: Brill 2009 (co-edited with Maaike de Haardt).
  • Women and Miracle Stories: A Multidisciplinary Exploration, Leiden: Brill 2004;
  • Wholly Woman, Holy Blood: A Feminist Critique of Purity and Impurity, Harrisburg: Trinity Press 2003 (co-edited with Kristin de Troyer, Judith Herbert and Judith Ann Johnson).
  • Common Bodies: Everyday Practices, Gender and Religion, Munster: LIT Verlag 2002 (co-edited with Maaike de Haardt).
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Heleen Zorgdrager,

Protestant Theological University, Amsterdam, NL
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Katya Tolstaya

VU University, Amsterdam, NL
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How to Cite: Korte, A.-M., Zorgdrager, H. and Tolstaya, K., 2014. Introduction to the special issue on Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer. Religion and Gender, 4(2), pp.93–99. DOI:
Published on 21 Dec 2014.


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