Christopher van der Krogt

Lecturer in History, Massey University

My academic interests are primarily in the western religious traditions, especially Christianity and Islam, both historically and in the present. I have tended to focus on the interaction of religious communities, notably the theory and practice of jihad for my MA thesis and the place of the Catholic community in interwar New Zealand society for my PhD thesis. While continuing to explore these topics, I also investigate other religious issues such as fundamentalism, Religious Studies methodology, and contemporary religious tensions.


  • 2002–present
    Lecturer, Massey University


  • 1999 
    Massey University, Diploma in Second Language Teaching with Distinction
  • 1994 
    Massey University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1984 
    University of Canterbury, Master of Arts with Honours