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

Fax: +49 (0) 6221-543290
Visitor's entry: Karlstraße 16 (Map)



Prof. Dr. Michael Bergunder
Phone: +49 (0) 06221/543289
Fax: +49 (0) 6221/543290


Nuran Tanriver
Phone: +49 (0) 6221/543308
Fax: +49 (0) 6221/543290

Research/Teaching Fellows

Dr. Anna Kirchner
Tel. 06221/54-3360

Sprechstunde: n. V.

Research Fellows with external funding

Jessica Albrecht
Tel. 06221/54-3731
(DFG-Projekt: "Theosophie und englischsprachige Frauenbildung im kolonialen Ceylon. Eine Untersuchung zu Genderfragen im Kontext von Religion und Nation in globalgeschichtlicher Perspektive")

Dr. Judith Bachmann
Tel. 06221/54-3094
(DFG project: "Ile-Ife and the Oduduwa shrine in global entanglements: Religion and esotericism among the Yoruba in 19th and 20th century")

Other lecturers and emeriti

PD Dr. Christian Stahmann

Prof. Dr. Theo Sundermeier

Former Research Fellows

Dr. Friedemann Stengel
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung
Franckeplatz 1, House No. 54
06110 Halle/Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 345/5521790

Dr. Kenneth Fleming
(DFG-Projekt: "The contemporary encounter between Buddhists and Christians in Thailand.")

Dr. Jörg Haustein
(Research/Teaching Fellow 2003-2013)

Dr. Ulrike Schröder
(SFB 619 - Ritualdynamik)
Office: Hauptstraße 216, 69117 Heidelberg
Postal address: Kisselgasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg/Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 6221/54-3301

Prof. Dr. Yan Suarsana
(Research/Teaching Fellow 2014-2018)

Dr. Anna D. Quaas
(NORFACE project: "Transnational Nigerian Pentecostal churches, networks and believers in three Northern countries: a potential and potent social force")
Karlstraße 2, room 201, 69117 Heidelberg
Postal address: Kisselgasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg/Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 6221/54-3897

Dr. Heiko Frese
(DFG project "Religion, caste and nation: Cases of identity and power in the mirror of the Telugu magazines of the 19th and 20th century")

Dr. Giovanni Maltese

Sara Heinrich

PD Dr. Julian Strube
(DFG-Projekt: "Tantra im Kontext der globalen Religionsgeschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts")

Johanna Weirich
(Research/Teaching Fellow 2018-2022)