married, three children


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


Society for Hindu-Christian Studies

Cluj Center for Indian Studies

Alumna Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Critical Religion Association

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Religionswissenschaft



Occurso- Institute for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue


Clubs and Associations



Charity Committee Coordinator, Cluj International Women's Club


Student representative for the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) at Wolfson College, University of Oxford


Founding member Religious Studies Society at the University of Oxford


Founding President Religious Studies Society at the University of Stirling


Teaching etc. / Lehre etc.


SS 2018

Hauptseminar "Hinduism and Christianity", University of Münster


Tutor for Sanskrit at LMU Munich


Academic support worker at LMU Munich


Teacher at VHS Kempten

Course: „Sanskrit - die heilige Sprache Indiens“


Student support worker at the Oxford Brookes University


Student support worker at the University of Stirling


Conference and Workshop Organisation/ Konferenz- und Workshoporganisation



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


Panel "Interreligious Dialogue and Global Politics", European Academy of Religion conference


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


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


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


Conference presentations and public lectures/ Konferenzpräsentationen und Vorträge


"Religion and Politics in the Vatican’s Involvement in Hindu-Christian Relations", European Academy of Religion conference, 3.2018 (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).