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Judith Bachmann

Research and Teaching Fellow

Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology

Faculty of Theology, Universität Heidelberg

Postal address: 

Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology
Theologisches Seminar, University of Heidelberg
Kisselgasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg/ Germany

E-Mail: judith.bachmann@ts.uni-heidelberg.de

Web: http://theologie.uni-hd.de/rm

Academic Career

  • Born 1987 in Heidelberg
  • 2007-2014 Study of Theology at the University of Heidelberg, at the University of Leipzig and the University of Gloucestershire (UK)
  • Since 2014 Research on “Witchcraft Concepts among Christians and Muslims in Ibadan, Nigeria”
  • 2014-2017 Field Research in Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Since 2017 Research and Teaching Fellow at the Department of Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology, University of Heidelberg

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Lectures/ Conference Papers:

  • Witchcraft and Religious Identities in Southwestern Nigeria. Paper submitted to the DVRW Conference (IAHR Special) "Konzeptualisierungen von Religion" in Hannover (3-6 September, 2019).
  • Witchcraft in the Global History of Religion using the example of Southwestern Nigeria (originally held in German). Paper submitted to the DVRW Conference (IAHR Special) "Konzeptualisierungen von Religion" in Hannover (3-6 September, 2019).
  • God's Police, God's Opponents and the Question of God's Power: Witchcraft and Religious Identities in Southwestern Nigeria. Paper submitted to the 4th workshop of the Madina project "Studying Modalities of Co-Existence in Madina and Beyond" at the University of Utrecht (6 April, 2018).
  • The Better "Born-Again": Identity Politics between Evangelicals and Pentecostals in Nigeria. Paper submitted to the 10th GloPent Conference "The Future of Pentecostalism" in Amsterdam (9-10 February, 2018).
  • Witchcraft between Christians and Muslims in a Township in Ibadan, Nigeria. Paper submitted to the 4th ASAI Conference "Africa in Fermento. Conflitti, Modernità, Religioni" in Catania (22-24 September, 2016).
  • Shape-shifting of Witchcraft, Islam and Pentecostalism. Paper submitted to the 9th GloPent Conference "Pentecostalism and Its Encounters with Other Religions" in Uppsala (10/11 June, 2016).
  • Religious Change, Conversion Narratives and the Shape-Shifting of Witchcraft. Paper submitted to the 1st ASSOSER Conference "Religion and Change" in Ibadan (15-17 May, 2016).
  • Witchcraft Concepts in West-African Pentecostal Literature. Paper submitted to the 8th GloPent Conference "Pentecostalism and Development" in London (5/6 September, 2014).

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Research Foci:

  • Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism
  • Christianity, Islam and Traditional Religion in Africa
  • Reformislam in Africa
  • Religion and Politics in Nigeria
  • Global Perspectives on the History of Religion
  • Theory and Epistemology of Religious Studies

Courses Taught:

Witchcraft, Magic and Traditional Healing Practices in Africa (Winter 2017/18)

Pentecostalism as global phenomenon (Summer 2018)

Theologies in Africa (Winter 2018/19)

Islam in Western Africa - local identity politics, global entanglements (Summer 2019)

Afrika - Gender - Religion (Winter 2019/20)