Academic positions

 

DFG-funded researcher at the University of Münster (from 11.2019)

Visiting Scholar at the American University of Rome (03.-04.2017)

Post-doc researcher at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2016)

Member of the research group „Religiöse Pluralität als Herausforderung für Religionen und Gesellschaften“ (02.-09.2016)

Visiting fellow RIGG Rome (02.-07.2016)

 

Education/ Studium

 

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany: Promotionsstudium in Indologie und Religionswissenschaft (2015)

Dissertation: “Anekānta through the Ages: The Jaina Teaching of the Infinite Facets of Reality between Philosophy and Rhetorics”

 

University of Oxford, England: Master in Oriental Studies (2006)

Focus on classical Sanskrit and Indian philosophy

Dissertation: “Perception in the Early Nyāya School”

 

University of Stirling, Scotland: Bachelor (with Honours) in Philosophy and Religious Studies (2005)

Dissertation: “The Nyāya Darśana and its Relation to Western Logic and Scholarship”

 

Grants/ Stipendien

 

Stipendium der Ursula von Euch Stiftung

Arts and Humanities Research Council grant

Alumna of the LMU-Mentoring programme for excellent young scholars

DAAD grant for research in Karnataka/ India

Kultureller Förderpreis für Wissenschaft der Sudetendeutschen Landsmannschaft

Conference Travel Grants from the Volkswagenstiftung and European Academy of Religion

 

Membership/ Mitgliedschaft

 

American Academy of Religion (AAR)

European Academy of Religion (EuARe)

Deutsche Vereinigung für Religionswissenschaft

European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (ESITIS)

Society for Hindu-Christian Studies

Cluj Center for Indian Studies

Critical Religion Association

Görres-GesellschaftAlumna Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

 

Teaching etc. / Lehre etc.

 

SS 2021

Proseminar "Zugänge zum interreligiösen Dialog zwischen Wahrheitssuche und Diplomatie", University of Münster

WS 2020/2021

Proseminar "Einführung in den Jainismus", University of Münster

SS 2018

Hauptseminar "Hinduism and Christianity", University of Münster

2009-2010

Tutor for Sanskrit at LMU Munich

2009-2010

Academic support worker at LMU Munich

2008

Teacher at VHS Kempten

Course: „Sanskrit - die heilige Sprache Indiens“

2005-2006

Student support worker at the Oxford Brookes University

2004-2005

Student support worker at the University of Stirling

 

Conference and Workshop Organisation/ Konferenz- und Workshoporganisation

 

2021

Panel "Interreligious Dialogue, Human Fraternity and Diplomacy", European Academy of Religion conference, with Michael D. Driessen

2019

Panel "800 years St. Francis and the Sultan: Implications for International Relations and Interreligious Dialogue",
European Academy of Religion conference, with Michael D. Driessen

2018

Panel "Interreligious Dialogue and Global Politics", European Academy of Religion conference, with Michael D. Driessen

2009

Negotiation Patterns and Processes in Addressing Key Challenges in Diverse Federal Contexts, University of Madras und LMU München in Kooperation mit dem Asian Centre for Peace and Development, Mettupalayam, Indien

2008

Japanklang, Seminar mit Konzert, Forum für Neue Musik, Oberstdorf

2007

Buddhist Attitudes to Other Religions, European Network for Buddhist-Christian Studies, Salzburg

 

Conference presentations and public lectures/ Konferenzpräsentationen und Vorträge

 

“Hinduismus und Christentum. Interreligiöse Begegnungen und ihr Potenzial” (Hinduism and Christianity: interreligious encounters and their potential), guest lecture for the course "Theologien der Weltreligionen", Institute for Catholic Theology, TU Dresden, 13.06.2022 (university).

“Papal Travels to India”, guest lecture for the summer school “Exploring Asian Christianity with Religious Others II”, Institut für Missionswissenschaft und außereuropäische Theologien, WWU Münster, 28.10.2021 (university).

“Kommunikationsstrategien des Ökumenischen Rats der Kirchen zum Thema Religionsfreiheit” (The WCC’s communication strategies on religious freedom), DVRW Conference, 14.09.2021 (conference).

“Pope Francis in Iraq & the Document on Human Fraternity”, with Porsiana Beatrice, conference of the European Academy of Religion, 02.09.2021 (conference).

“The Jain Declaration on Nature. Geschichte, Analyse, Einordnung” (The Jain declaration on nature: history, analysis, classification), trial lecture for the W1 Junior Professorship in Religious Studies, WWU Münster, 19.07.2021 (university).

„50 Years since Ajaltoun: The WCC’s Involvement in Hindu-Christian Relations”, Research presentations on religious pluralism, Institute for Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology, WWU Münster, Münster, 05.09.2020 (university).

Participation panel discussion on religion, spirituality and sustainability, Franz Hitze Haus, Münster, 10.01.2020 (public).

Public lecture about “Gegenüber”: Bahubali, der Wolf von Gubbio, der Regenmacher“, together with the composer Hans-Jürgen Gerung, Oberstdorf, 15.03.2019 (public).

"Religion and Politics in the Vatican’s Involvement in Hindu-Christian Relations", European Academy of Religion conference, 03.2018 (conference presentation)

"Grußbotschaften als Medium Interreligiöser Begegnung", DVRW conference, 09.2017 (conference presentation)

"Die Botschaften des Päpstlichen Rats für den Interreligiösen Dialog zum Deepavali-Fest", Forschungskolloquien zum Religiösen Pluralismus, Seminar für Religionswissenschaft und Interkulturelle Theologie, WWU Münster, 24.07.2017 (presentation).

 "The Use of Diplomatic Language in High-level Interreligious Dialogue: A Study of the Vatican’s Deepavali Messages", Ex Nihilo Conference, European Academy of Religion, Bologna, 18.-22.06.2017 (conference presentation).

"Food in Indian Religion", Graduate School of the American University of Rome, 13.04.2017 (lecture).

"Dialogue and Diplomacy: the Vatican’s Involvement in Hindu-Christian Relations", Popes on the Rise: Mobilization, Media, and Political Power of the Modern Papacy, Campo Santo Teutonico/ Rom, 23.03.2017 (conference presentation).

"Der Schmerz in der Musik", Dolorosa  17 - International Festival 'Forum für Neue Musik', 17.03.2017, Oberstdorf (public lecture).

"Meide Gewalt wie Dornen und Gift: Eine Einführung in die indische Religion des Jainismus", Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst- Diether Kunerth, Ottobeuren, 21.02.2017 (public lecture).

"Gedanken zur Landschaft in anderen Kulturen", Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst- Diether Kunerth, Ottobeuren, 04.08.2016 (public lecture).

"'Fest entschlossen, den Weg des Dialogs zu gehen"; Vatikan und ÖRK im high-level Dialog mit dem Hinduismus', Forschungskolloquien zum religiösen Pluralismus, Seminar für Religionswissenschaft und Interkulturelle Theologie, WWU Münster, 09.05.20116 (presentation).

„Limbile clasice si multiculturalismul contemporan“, Cluj Center for Indian Studies, UBB Cluj, 2015,  (participant round table discussion).

„Indien und Europa- Gegenseitige Einflüsse am Beispiel des Jainismus“, ZEWI UBB Cluj, 2014 (lecture).

“Making Sense of Religion in IR. The Contested Practice of a Protean Term”, ECPR General Conference, mit Mariano Barbato, Bordeaux 2013.

“Marian Apparitions and Politics”, ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux 2013

"Anekantavada between Logic, Epistemology and Religion", Modern Formalisms for Pre-Modern Indian Logic and Epistemology, Hamburg, 2010 (conference paper)

“A view from somewhere else: Approaching the other in Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy”, Buddhist Attitudes to Other Religions Conference, Salzburg, 2007 (student paper).