Short CV/Education and training

  • 1977
    Born in (East) Berlin, Germany

  • 1996 – 2003
    Studied Protestant and Catholic theology in Berlin, Jerusalem and Rome

  • 2003
    First theological examination and Diplom degree

  • 2003 – 2005
    Research associate under the Chair of ancient ecclesiastical history (Prof. Dr. Martin Wallraff) at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

  • 2005 – 2008
    Graduate studies scholarship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) to the Research Training Group "Icons in Late Antiquity" at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • 2008
    Doctorate in ecclesiastical history at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

  • 2008 – 2010
    Lecturer at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 2010
    Second theological examination

  • 2011
    Ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lower Saxony

  • 2011 – 2013
    Dorothea Schlözer research fellowship

  • 2012
    Appointed to the Junge Akademie (academy of young scientists)

  • 2013
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in ecclesiastical history at the University of Göttingen

  • 2014
    Professor of the ancient history of Christianity and of interreligious encounters

Selected projects

  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) research project: The dispute between Palamas and Akindynos over the divine energies. Critical edition, translation, and commentary on the most important works on the controversy

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Junge Akademie (academy of young scientists) (executive board)

  • Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Theologie (Society of Academic Theology)

  • Patristics Study Group (PAG)

  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Christliche Archäologie (AGCA – the German Christian archaeology working group)

  • Groupe Suisse d'Etudes Patristiques (Swiss Patristics working group, on the board of directors)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, three sons (*2006, 2007, 2013)


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