Meet the staff of the Ritman Research Institute


Dr. Lucinda Martin
(works from Germany)

Lucinda Martin's research treats religious minorities in the 16th-18th centuries, primarily Radical Pietists and spiritualists. Her fields of specialization include religious correspondence networks; religion and gender, visual art in texts, and the religious roots of human rights. She is curator of a series of international exhibitions on Jacob Böhme and is preparing edited volumes on Böhme and on Global Religious Translation, an edition of the letters of the Philadelphian Society and a monograph on the Philadelphian movement.

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Dr. Carlos Gilly
Senior Researcher

Carlos Gilly has been a pillar of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica for over thirty years and has a distinguished career as a researcher of Early Modern Hermetism and religious dissidence. He has published dozens of books and articles in multiple languages on theosophy, Gnosis and alchemy, but he is especially known for his studies on Rosicrucianism which are fundamental to the field.

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Corey Andrews
Junior Researcher

Corey Andrews's interests include early modern esoteric thought, evolutionary psychology, the neurobiological underpinnings of religious belief, dream symbolism, and the reception of Rosicrucian thought in twentieth century psychoanalysis. His current research focuses on Pansophia (universal wisdom), especially in Rosicrucianism in early modern Europe. In addition to leading tours of exhibitions, he recently published an article exploring the symbolism of a seventeenth-century Rosicrucian manuscript.

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Kyra Gerber
Junior Researcher

Kyra Gerber is pursuing two Master’s degrees in Jewish Studies and History (Research) at the University of Amsterdam. She received the Heinrich Heine Prize for Young Research in 2019 and has published academic articles on Jewish history. Her research interests include the writings of Heinrich Heine, Judaism, Freemasonry, and Alchemy. She aims to start her PhD on Jewish masculinity after her graduation. 

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