Staff

Executive Researchers

Heinrich Schäfer

Heinrich Schäfer

Systematic Theology / Sociology of Religion

Heinz Streib

Heinz Streib

Religious Education / Psychology of Religion / Biographical Research in Contemporary Religion

Thomas Witulski

Thomas Witulski

Old Testament
New Testament


Researchers and Doctoral Students

Clara Buitrago

Clara Buitrago

Researcher in religious movements and transnational migration in the Americas.

Ramona Bullik

Ramona Bullik

Research assistant in the Discipline Psychology of Religion / Biographical Studies in Contemporary Religion

Juán Jacobo Tancara Chambe

Juán Jacobo Tancara Chambe

Researcher

Focus of Research:

  • Teología Latinoamericana
  • Literatura Latinoamericana
  • Pentecostalismo en Bolivia
Cecilia Delgado-Molina

Cecilia Delgado-Molina

Research on the links of religion and violence in a context of violence and peacebuilding.

Tamara Candela Gomez

Tamara Candela Gomez

Focus of Research: Religion and religious movements in Latin America, history of the indigenous cultures of Latin America

Yaatsil Guevara González

Yaatsil Guevara González

Doctoral student in the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology. Research in migration, transnational studies and social-religion networks. Doctoral Researcher within the BMBF funded project "The Americas as Space of Entanglements" with a research project: "Transmigration in Mexico: Social aid networks around the migratory routes of Central American women and children migrants in Mexico"

Barbara Keller

Barbara Keller

Research in the Discipline of Psychology of Religion / Biographical Research in Contemporary Religion with focus on „Deconversion“ and „Spirituality“

Constantin Klein

Constantin Klein

Empirical research in contemporary religion and spirituality, psychology of religion methods, religion and mental and physical health, religious education in public school. Teaching in religious education and psychology of religion.

Sakin Özisik

Sakin Özisik

Doctoral Student in the Discipline of Psychology of Religion / Biographical Research in Contemporary Religion with focus on „Religious Socialization of Turkish-Islamic Immigrants“

Tobias Reu

Tobias Reu

Postdoctoral Researcher in the DFG funded project „Religious faith and social presence: Pentecostal movement and other religious actors in Guatemala and Nicaragua.“.

Gert Rüppell

Gert Rüppell

Lecturer and Researcher in the Discipline of Systematic Theology / Sociology of Religion with research foci in „Religion, Conflict, Peace“, Ecumenical theology, history of mission and ecumenical Christian churches in conflicts

Leif-Hagen Seibert

Leif-Hagen Seibert

Researcher and Doctoral Student in the Discipline Systematic Theology / Sociology of Religion with research focus on „Religion, Conflict, Peace“; research in the project „The Ethos of religious Peacemakers “

Axel Stockmeier

Axel Stockmeier

Scientific Assistant and Doctoral Student in the Discipline of Church History with research focus on „Conflict Mediation“ in a dissertation project on theology of reconciliation, ethics of peacemaking and mediation

Adrián Tovar Simoncic

Adrián Tovar Simoncic

Researcher and Doctoral Student in the Discipline Systematic Theology / Sociology of Religion with research focus on „Religion and social Inequality – Pentecostal Movement“ with a research project on „Religious faith and social presence: Pentecostal movement and other religious actors in Guatemala and Nicaragua.“

Rory Tews

Rory Tews

Doctoral researcher and stipendiary at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology. Using a Bourdieu-inspired approach to examine the social entrepreneurship sector in Germany.


Student Assistants

Tobias Stacke

Tobias Stacke


Doctoral researchers

Sabrina Franzkoch

Sabrina Franzkoch (Doktorandin)

Doctoral Student

Sebastian Matthias Schlerka

Sebastian Matthias Schlerka

Doctoral research on religious change at Germany-based Muslims

Anne Swhajor-Biesemann

Anne Swhajor-Biesemann

Research assistant at the project ´Spirituality in Germany and USA`.

Former Researchers

Wolf Dieter Ahmed Aries

Wolf Dieter Ahmed Aries

Lecturer and Researcher in the Discipline of (Inter-)Religious Studies with research foci on: Contemporary Islam, Islam in Europe, Dialog

Adem Aygün

Adem Aygün

Doctoral Student in the Discipline of Psychology of Religion / Biographical Research in Contemporary Religion with focus on „Religious Socialization of Turkish-Islamic Immigrants“

Anna-Lena Friebe

Anna-Lena Friebe

Studentische Hilfskraft im DFG-Forschungsprojekt "Religious Faith and social presence: Pentecostal movement and other religious actors in Guatemala and Nicaragua"

Man Joon Kim

Man Joon Kim

From 2008 to present, Research doctorate in theology, University of Bielefeld

Jens Köhrsen

Jens Köhrsen

Project finished, Doctoral dissertation in cooperation with Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris, result: summa cum laude. Actually assistant professor "Religion and Economy", University of Basel, Switzerland.

Ketevan Mosashvili

Ketevan Mosashvili (Doktorandin)

Doctoral student