Matthea Westerduin is a Phd candidate in an NWO funded project and analyzes the ways in which the categories of race, religion, and the secular are entangled with Christian theology in Western Europe. She worked with artist/activist Ioana Tudor on art-projects about racism, whiteness, and exclusion. Bringing together scholars and activists, Matthea co-designed the post graduate course ‘Masking the race-religion constellation in Europe and the US’. In these projects she hopes to co-create conditions to engage in more equal (scholarly) conversations about religion, race, and politics, in which alternative futures can be imagined and practiced. She has a background in intellectual history, cultural studies, and theology.