Media Inquiries

For media appearances of our core team, please use the following information:

Lukas Pokorny is Professor and Chair in Religious Studies at the Department of Religious Studies, University of Vienna. His expertise comprises East Asian religions; New Religious Movements; Millenarianism; and new and alternative religion in Austria.
Email: lukas.pokorny@univie.ac.at 


Karl Baier is Professor and Head of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Vienna. His expertise comprises alternative religion (especially nineteenth and twentieth century); Mesmerism; Occultism; modern Yoga; and Psychedelics.
Email: karl.baier@univie.ac.at 


Birgit Heller is Professor of Religious Studies at the Department of Religious Studies, University of Vienna. Her expertise comprises Comparative Religion (conceptions of wo/man; death, mourning, and afterlife); Hindu Religions; Gender Studies; and applied religious studies with a focus on religious and spiritual dimensions of palliative care.
Email: birgit.heller@univie.ac.at 


Hans Gerald Hödl is Professor of Religious Studies at the Department of Religious Studies, University of Vienna. His main areas of research are West African and Afro-American Religions, Mormonism, Ritual Studies, Theory of Sacrifice, Critique of Religion (Friedrich Nietzsche), and Aesthetics of Religion.
Email: hans.hoedl@univie.ac.at 


Nickolas P. Roubekas is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the Department of Religious Studies, University of Vienna. His main areas of research are the study of Graeco-Roman Religions and Christian Origins, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, the Academic Study of Myth, Ancient and Modern Theories of Religion, and the disciplinary conjunction of Religious Studies and Classics.
Email: nickolas.roubekas@univie.ac.at 

 

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