I teach and co-ordinate courses at both undergraduate (B.A.) and postgraduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) level on a variety of subjects. I regularly carry out teaching at universities abroad. In the past, I taught at the University of Aberdeen (2011–2013; 2015–2016), Stockholm University (2014–2015), Chaminade University of Honolulu (2014), Jagiellonian University Kraków (2019), Palacký University Olomouc (2014), University of Göttingen (2011), Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca (2010), Comenius University Bratislava (2010; 2018–2020), Masaryk University Brno (2009; 2017), and Charles University Prague (2009). Next to my academic teaching, I very much enjoy lecturing at the annual Vienna Children's University (KinderuniWien) and the Science programme of the Wiener Volkshochschulen. My approach to teaching and learning is based on a more personal relationship between student and instructor with the aim to fostering community awareness and creating an atmosphere of familiarity and lively participation. I always seek to achieve a high completion rate among my students and to instil a genuine interest in the fascinating subjects of my teaching and research among them.

In the summer semester 2024 my teaching responsibilities include:

010018 EX Religion in Vienna: Non-German-Speaking Catholic Communities
010080 SE Religion in Focus: Sōka Gakkai
010093 VO Introducing Buddhism
010095 VU Introduction to the Academic Study of Religious Texts
010105 VO Introduction to the General History of Religions
600004 PR Research Seminar

My past teaching comprises single courses on the following subjects:

Asian Religions
Buddhism in Vienna
Chinese New Religious Movements
East Asian Religions
East Asian New Religious Movements
Japanese New Religious Movements
Korean Religions
Korean New Religious Movements
New Religious Movements
New Religious Movements in East Asia
Religion in Pre-modern Korea
Religions in East Asia
Religion in Vienna
Religions of the World

East Asian Languages and Scripts
General History of Religions
Interreligious Dialogue between East and West
Middle Korean
Qualitative Methods in the Study of Religions
Reading Confucian and Buddhist Texts
Reading Neo-Confucian Texts
Religious Studies Approach to Religious Texts
Sociology of Religion

Religion in Focus

Offered each semester, this course embraces a multi-perspective Religious Studies approach towards a selected single movement/tradition. It combines lectures, joint readings, in-class discussions, and the study of audio-visual materials with a comprehensive experiential dimension based on encounters with practitioners/dignitaries and the close engagement with the ritual elements involved (e.g., meditation practices). Subjects hitherto covered comprise:

Sōka Gakkai (summer semester 2024)
The Theosophical Society (winter semester 2023/24)
Zen Buddhism (Rinzai) (summer semester 2023)
Dance and Religion (Authentic Movement) (winter semester 2022/23)
Korean Buddhism (Chogye) (summer semester 2022)
Naikan (winter semester 2021/22)
Eckankar (winter semester 2019/20)
Fǎlún Gōng (summer semester 2019)
Share International (winter semester 2018/19)
Unification Movement (summer semester 2018)
Kōfuku no Kagaku (Happy Science) (winter semester 2017/18)
Đại Đạo Tam Kỳ Phổ Độ (Cao Đài) (summer semester 2017)
Naikan (winter semester 2016/17)