Vita academica

Education


2011
Habilitation (second book) in the Study of Religion at Heidelberg University

2003
Dr. phil. at the University of Bonn (Germany)

1999-2003
Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies of Religion with the minor subjects Sociology and Classical Archaeology at the University of Bonn (Prof. Dr. Karl Hoheisel)

1999
Master (Magister Artium) in Sociology (supervisor was Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart, University of Bonn)

1994-1999
Study of Sociology with the minor subjects Classical Archaeology and Comparative Studies of Religion at the University of Bonn

Academic positions

2012 – 2013
Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies Morphomata (Cologne University)

Since 2011
President of the Swiss Society for the Study of Religion

Since 2011
Full professor (Ordinarius) for the Study of Religion (Department for Social
Sciences, Fribourg University)

2007-2011
Extraordinary professor for the Study of Religion (Department for Social
Sciences, Fribourg University)

11/2005 - 8/2007
Visiting Fellow / Visiting Lecturer at the Center for the Study of Religion / Religion Department, Princeton University (USA), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

2002 - 6/2005
Research Fellow at the Sonderforschungsbereich Ritualdynamik and lecturer at the Institut für Religionswissenschaft at Heidelberg University

2000 - 2002
Scholarship by the Junior Research Group Religion und Normativität, Heidelberg University

1999
Staff member at the Seminar für Religionswissenschaft, University of Bonn

1997 - 1999
Student staff member at the Seminar für Religionswissenschaft, University of Bonn

1993-1994
Civilian Service as ambulance officer at the German Red Cross in Ahrweiler County