Mikael Aktor

 Profile at University of Southern Denmark After in-depth studies of ritualisation and segregation in the untouchability complex in Hinduistic ideology, Associate Professor Mikael Aktor’s recent interest in aesthetics of religion...

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Stefan Binder

 Profile at Göttingen University Stefan Binder is a research fellow in the DFG priority programme „Ästhetische Eigenzeiten“. His current project, titled „Religious times, media genres, and their technical execution: An...

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Peter Bräunlein

 Profile Prof. Peter Bräunlein, one of the foremost scholars in the field of visuality and materiality of religion, helped develop the burgeoning approach of aesthetics of religion and has always...

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Esther-Maria Guggenmos

 Profile at University Erlangen-Nuremberg Prof. Esther-Maria Guggenmos is currently working on Buddhist divinatory rituals and starting research in olfactory aspects of religious practice and tradition. She is one of our...

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Alexandra Grieser

 Profile at Trinity College Assistant Professor Alexandra Grieser has studied changing plausibility patterns of „immortality“ within modern European history of religion since romanticism. Currently, she devotes her research energy to...

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Adrian Hermann

 Profile at University Hamburg Jun. Prof. Adrian Hermann works on religion in a globalised world, with a focus on documentary media and religion, the aesthetic production of religious evidences, and...

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Dirk Johannsen

 Profile at University of Oslo Assoc. Prof. Dirk Johannsen specialises in the cultural history of popular religion. His research focuses on narrative cultures in folklore and literature, cognitive anthropology, and...

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Anja Kirsch

 Profile at University of Basel Dr. Anja Kirsch specializes in the narrative relation of religion and the secular. Her research interests include the aesthetics of the secular, narrative efficacy and...

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Anne Koch

Profile at University Salzburg Prof. Anne Koch is professor for Religious Studies at Paris Lodron University in Salzburg. Her research interests include body knowledge; cognitive study of religion; healing and...

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Jens Kugele

 Profile at University Giessen In his work, Jens Kugele, Ph.D., bridges literary studies, cultural studies and the study of religion. He is interested specifically in theories of spatiality, memory and...

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Isabel Laack

 Profile at University Heidelberg Dr. Isabel Laack’s interests in aesthetics of religion are manifold. She is widely recognized as pioneer in the field of musicology of religion with particular foci...

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Brigitte Luchesi

Over the years, Dr. Brigitte Luchesi has had the opportunity to study various aspects of performative genres as topics of aesthetics of religion (esp. forms of worship, religious theatre, tableaux...

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Annette Wilke

 Profile at University Münster Prof. Annette Wilke’s main areas of interest within the field of aesthetics of religion lie in language and sound in Hinduism, goddess representations, Tantric ritual and...

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Katharina Wilkens

 Profile at University Munich The speaker of the network, Dr. Katharina Wilkens, has two major foci in aesthetics of religion. She is interested in spirit possession trance and the resulting...

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Robert A. Yelle

 Profile at University Munich Prof. Robert Yelle is a widely acclaimed expert in the field of semiotics. His research interests also extend to performance theory, pragmatics, rhetoric and ritualization based...

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