Education

 

  • since 2016 Habilitation studies/ post-doc studies, University of Münster.
  • 2015 Doctor phil., Indology and Religious Studies, LMU Munich
  • 2006 Master in Oriental Studies, South Asian Studies, University of Oxford.
  • 2005 Bachelor (with Honours) in Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Stirling.

 

Academic Positions

 

  • Since 01/2021 Associate Editor CrossCurrents, University of North Carolina Press.
  • Since 11/2019 DFG-funded research project “Dialogue and Diplomacy: A Study ofthe Vatican's and World Council of Churches Involvement in Hindu-Christian Relations”, Institute for Religious Studies and Inter-Faith Theology, University of Münster.
  • 03-04/2017 Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of the American University of Rome.
  • 02-09/2016 Post-doc researcher in the research group „Religious Plurality as a challenge for religions and societies“, University of Münster.
  • 01-06/2016 Visiting researcher, Römisches Institut der Görres-Gesellschaft, Rome.

 

Teaching

 

  • SS 2021 „Aufeinander achten – Wie kann interreligiöser Dialog gelingen?“ (Taking care of each other – how can we establish successful interreligious dialogue?), six-day seminar at the summer university of the Evangelischen Studienwerks Villigst, Haus Villigst, Schwerte.
  • SS 2021 Proseminar „Zugänge zum interreligiösen Dialog zwischen Wahrheitssuche und Diplomatie“ (Approaches to interreligious dialogue between a joint search for the truth and diplomacy), University of Münster.
  • SS 2020 Proseminar „Einführung in den Jainismus“ (Introduction to Jainism), University of Münster.
  • SS 2018 Hauptseminar „Hinduism and Christianity“, University of Münster.
  • WS 2009/10 Tutor for Sanskrit, University of Münster.
  • 2008 Course „Sanskrit - die heilige Sprache Indiens“ (Sanskrit–the sacred language of India), VHS Kempten, Kempten.

 

Conference and Workshop (Co-)Organisation

 

  • 2021 Panel “Interreligious Dialogue, Human Fraternity, and Diplomacy”, Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Münster.
  • 2019 Panel “800 years St. Francis and the Sultan: Implications for International Relations and Interreligious Dialogue”, Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna.
  • 2018 Panel “Interreligious Dialogue and Global Politics”, Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna.
  • 2009 Negotiation Patterns and Processes in Addressing Key Challenges in Diverse Federal Contexts, University of Madras und LMU Munich in collaboration with the Asian Centre for Peace and Development, Mettupalayam.
  • 2008 Japanklang (Sound of Japan), Seminar with concert, Forum für Neue Musik, Oberstdorf.
  • 2007 Buddhist Attitudes to Other Religions, European Network for Buddhist-Christian Studies, Salzburg.

 

Membership

 

  • American Academy of Religion
  • European Academy of Religion
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Religionswissenschaft
  • Society for Hindu-Christian Studies
  • European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (ESITIS)
  • Görres-Gesellschaft
  • Cluj Center for Indian Studies
  • Scientific Board for the Romanian Journal of Indian Studies