Daan Beekers is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh. Before coming to Edinburgh he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Religious Studies in Utrecht. There he researched the abandonment and repurposing of church buildings, first within the HERA project Iconic Religion and then in Birgit Meyer’s research programme Religious Matters in an Entangled World. His doctoral dissertation, defended in 2015 at VU Amsterdam, was a comparative ethnographic study of religious commitment among young Dutch Muslims and Christians. Daan is currently completing a book manuscript based on this work. His publications include the volume Straying from the straight path: How senses of failure invigorate lived religion (Berghahn), which he co-edited with David Kloos.