Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 1996
    Education and employment as assistant nurse in Stuttgart; Voluntary social work in Versailles/Paris and in Lancashire

  • 1996 – 2003
    Studies in Theology and Philosophy:

    - Sprachenkolleg der Evangelischen Landeskirche Württemberg in Stuttgart

    - Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

    - Dormition Abbey and Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

    - Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

  • 2003
    M.A. in Theology (I. evangelisch-theologische Dienstprüfung), University of Tübingen

  • 2003 – 2006
    Ph.D.-student at the Institute for Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion, University of Zurich. Research stays at

    - The Center for Subjectivity Research (CFS) and The Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen;

    - The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Centre for German- Jewish Literature and Cultural History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem;

    - The Faculty of Theology, University of Hamburg

  • 2006 – 2007
    Ph.D.-dissertation "God's (Non)Phenomenality and the Problem of Theodicy" (2006), Ph.D. in Systematic Theology (summa cum laude), University of Zurich (2007)

  • 2007 – 2010
    Postdoctoral research fellow, CFS, University of Copenhagen

  • 2009 – 2010
    Habilitation treatise "Vertrauen und Versuchung" (2009), Venia legendi in Systematic Theology, Privatdozentin at the Faculty of Theology, University of Zurich (2010)

  • 2010
    Associate professor, Department of Systematic Theology, University of Copenhagen

  • 2010 – 2018
    Professor with special responsibilities in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, University of Copenhagen

  • 2014 – 2019
    Founding Director of the interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Jewish Thought in Modern Culture (CJMC), University of Copenhagen


  • 2019 – 2020
    Senior research fellow, Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Bad Homburg

  • Summer term 2020 Professor of Systematic Theology (Vertretungsprofessor), Institut für evangelische Theologie, University of Duisburg-Essen

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Selected publications

Selected projects

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Additional qualifications

  • Research management


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