Short CV/Education and training

  • 1966

    Studied religion, philosophy and Protestant theology in Munich, Würzburg and Bonn, Germany

  • 2000 – 2003
    Worked on the German Research Foundation (DFG) project "Ritual theory and religious history: Zoroastrian rituals in various cultural contexts" at Heidelberg University, Germany

  • 2001 – 2003
    Research associate in religious studies at LMU Munich, Germany

  • 2004 – 2009
    (March) Assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2009 – 2010
    Fellowship at the Lichtenberg Kolleg at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • Since 2010
    Associate Professor of religious studies with a sociological orientation.

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Alternative religiosity and the end of life. Consequences of alternative religiosity on worldview, medical ethics, and patient care. Project within the framework of National Research Programme (NRP) 67: "End of Life". (with Rafael Walthert and Helmut Zander, University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

  • "Religious pluralism, perception of differences and conflict" (with R. Walthert, Ch. Uehlinger), project within the framework of NRP 58, research database University of Zurich, web site NFP

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, three children


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