Visiting Scholar
University of Kiel





Stephanie Gripentrog (b. 1981) holds an M.A. in Religious Studies, Philosophy and Modern History from the University of Munich (2005) and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Basel (2012), where she was also an assistant lecturer. Her doctoral thesis is entitled "Abnormality and Religion: On the Emergence of Psychology in the Context of European Religious History in the 19th and Early 20th century." After several stays abroad in Lebanon, she took up a position as Assistant Professor for Empirical Religious Studies (without tenure track) at the University of Greifswald in April 2015, where she gained a positive evaluation in December 2017. Since March 2018 she serves as assistant lecturer and co-ordinator for the Religious Studies programme at the University of Kiel. Her research interests lie in the fields of psychology of religion, the history of the concept of religion, discourses on abnormality and religion, and the Arab Spring. Currently she is working on a habilitation thesis dealing with the question of the meaning of 'scripts' for revolution in comparative Religious Studies perspective. While at the Department in the 2018 summer semester, Professor Gripentrog co-ordinates a course on "Psychology Between Science and Religion: History and Present of a Controversial Field."