Zoe Longworth


Having completed her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Ethics and Religion at the University of Leeds, Zoe moved to Amsterdam and is now enrolled in the one-year master’s programme Theology and Religion: Exploring a Discipline at the Vrije Universiteit. She is currently an international student specialising in philosophy of religion. During her bachelor’s, she also spent a year at McMaster University, Canada. Currently, she is involved in the Extreme Beliefs Project as part of her master’s thesis on the topic of divine humour and fundamentalism. The aim of her research is to investigate the relationship between the experience of humour, specifically in God (but stemming from the human experience of humour) and its relationship with fundamentalism. This includes both fundamentalist beliefs and movements. Her research will hopefully shine some light on both the motivations behind fundamentalism, and the nature and character of God.