Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985 – 1992
    Studied Protestant theology at Kiel University, Heidelberg University, LMU Munich, Germany; and at the Hebrew University Jerusalem (Israel)

  • 1992 – 1995
    Assistant in practical theology at LMU Munich

  • 1995

  • 1995 – 1997
    Vicariate in Hamburg, Germany

  • 1997 – 2002
    Pastor of the Lutheran Church in Nordelbien, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2002
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification)

  • 2003 – 2004
    Acting professor at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

  • 2004 – 2005
    Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • 2006 – 2007
    Heisenberg Fellowship from the DFG

  • 2005 – 2006
    Acting professor at Kiel University

  • Since 2007
    Professor of practical theology / religious pedagogy at Kiel University

Selected publications

  • Pohl-Patalong, U., Haese, B.-M.: Volkskirche weiterdenken. Zukunftsperspektiven der Kirche in einer religionspluralen Welt. Stuttgart, 2010.

  • Pohl-Patalong, U., Aigner, M.E.: Bibliolog. Impulse für Gottesdienst, Gemeinde und Schule. Volume 1: Grundformen. Stuttgart, 2009.

  • Pohl-Patalong, U., Lämmermann, G., Naurath, E.: Bibliolog. Impulse für Gottesdienst, Gemeinde und Schule. Volume 2: Aufbauformen. Stuttgart, 2009.

  • Pohl-Patalong, U.: Arbeitsbuch Religionspädagogik. Ein Begleitbuch für Studium und Praxis. Gütersloh, 2005.

  • Pohl-Patalong, U.: Handbuch Religion und populäre Kultur. Stuttgart etc., 2005.

  • Pohl-Patalong, U.: Von der Ortskirche zu kirchlichen Orten. Ein Zukunftsmodell. Göttingen, 2004.

  • Pohl-Patalong, U. et al.: Ortsgemeinde und übergemeindliche Arbeit im Konflikt. Eine Analyse der Argumentationen und ein alternatives Modell. Göttingen, 2003.

Selected projects

  • Subjective experience in the Protestant religious service – an empirical study (funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Constructions of one's own aging and death. An empirical comparative investigation of inhabitants of old-age homes in Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (together with Prof. Thomas Klie and Prof. Martina Kumlehn, both in Rostock, Germany)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie (WGTH – Scientific Society for Theology)

  • Specialist area in the WGTH: Practical Theology

  • International Academy of Practical Theology

  • Societas Homiletica

  • Seminar on Popular Culture and Religion

  • Arbeitskreis Gemeindepädagogik (Seminar on Congregational Pedagogy)

  • European Society of Women in Theological Research (ESWTR)

  • Gesellschaft für Bibliodrama (German Bibliodrama Society)

  • Spokesperson of the Bibliolog Network

  • Adjunct staff at the Studienzentrum für evang. Jugendarbeit Josefstal (Study Centre for Protestant Youth Ministry in Josefstal)

Additional qualifications

  • Communication trainer, bibliodrama leader, Bibliolog trainer and instructor


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