• Interreligious Dialogue
  • Asian religions, especially Hinduism and Jainism
  • Christianity/ Catholicism
  • Cultural diplomacy/ religious diplomacy
  • Art and religion

Welcome

 

I am researching the mechanisms and strategies of interreligious communication with a focus on high-level actors and cultural diplomacy.

 

As a post-doc researcher at the WWU Münster/ Germany and in partnership with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies/ UK I am currently developing a project on Hindu-Christian dialogue.

 

In my doctoral studies at the LMU Munich/Germany I examined the various interpretations of a Jaina teaching (anekantavada) before and after the encounter with the West. Already during my undergraduate studies I discovered an interest in Indian logic as a subject that questions established categories like the boundaries between religion and philosophy. During my Master at the University of Oxford I worked on Indian theories of perception and more generally on possible methods for intercultural philosophy.

 

I enjoy exploring different formats of making my research interests accessible to a wider audience. I was a member of the curatorial team for the interreligious art exhibition “Übertreten geboten” (Trespassing welcome). Another project I was involved in was the Japanklang series of concerts and seminars that sought to inspire dialogue between Japanese and European culture through music. Some of my poems can also be found on this website