Current Ph.D. Research

Bekos, Gino. Sufismus und die Imagination eines "anderen" Islam: Eine Untersuchung zur Wahrnehmung sufischer Traditionen in Europa unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Mystikdiskurses [Sufism and the Imagination of an 'Other' Islam: A Study of  Europe’s Reception of Sufism in the Light of the Discourse on Mysticism] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Karl Baier)

Chadwin, Joseph. How do Chinese Adolescents Construct Religion? A Study of the Formation of Religious Identity of Ethnic Han Students (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)

Endler, Johannes. Die Rolle der Geburt in der religiösen Gegenwartskultur [The Role of Birth in Contemporary Religious Culture] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Karl Baier)

Frąszczak, Grzegorz. The Cao Đài Esoteric Doctrines and Practices and Their Impact on the Believer’s Daily Life (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)

Huỳnh, Cao Nhựt Quang. A Comparative Study of Fear (bhaya) in Buddhism (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)

Maragkoudakis, Georgios. The Reception of Religion in Plutarch: Issues of Interpretation and Critique (Aristotle University, Greece; Religious Studies; supervisor: Nickolas P. Roubekas)

Saikia, Alisha. A Study of Dolls from a Religious Studies Perspective: From Soul Bearers to Alternative Healers (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)

Thaler, Marleen. Kuṇḍalinī Re-imagined: The Metamorphosis of a Tantric Concept within Alternative Religion and Transpersonal Psychology (Religious Studies; supervisor: Karl Baier)

Voss, Gabriella. The Concept of Healing in Contemporary Dance (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)

Wurzrainer, Robert. Religionswissenschaft im Ethikunterricht [Religious Studies in the Subject of Ethics] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Wolfram Reiss)

Zöhrer, Dominic. Prāṇa and Quantum: How Vital Agency is Reimagined in the Field of Energy Healing (Religious Studies; supervisor: Karl Baier)

Current M.A. Research

Altankhuyag, Baasansuren. Mongolische Religionsgemeinschaften in Österreich [Mongolian Religious Communities in Austria] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)

Brunner, Eva
. Das Totenmahl als Topos in der Römischen Katakomben-Malerei an der Wende der paganen Antike zum frühen Christentum [The Funerary Banquet as Topos in Roman Catacomb Painting at the Turn of Pagan Antiquity to Early Christianity] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Hans Gerald Hödl)

Ebner, Josephine. Christian Zen in Austria: History, Contemporary Developments, and Strategies of Integration (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)

Fritzl, Hermann. Extremrisikosportler zwischen Sucht und Sehnsucht nach Transzendenz [Extreme-risk Athletes In-between Addiction to and Longing for Transcendece] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Human-Friedrich Unterrainer)

Gubi, Jeannine. Queerness und Spiritualität als Reise: Eine vergleichend-systematische Analyse der Theorien von John J. McNeill, Elizabeth Stuart und Hans-Georg Wiedemann [Queerness and Spirituality as a Journey: A Systematic Analysis of the Theories of John J. McNeill, Elizabeth Stuart and Hans-Georg Wiedemann] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Birgit Heller)

Hammer, Christoph. Geschichte und Gegenwart der Karma-Kagyü-Schule in Österreich [History and Current Situation of the Karma-Kagyü School in Austria] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)

Hartmann, Isabella. Über die Symbolkraft und ethische Bewertung von Milch und Milchproduktion in den Religionen [On the Symbolic Power and Ethical Evaluation of Milk and Milk Production in the Religions] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Birgit Heller)

Jetzinger, Michael. Apokalyptische Tendenzen in der Katholischen Kirche in Zeiten von Pandemien [Apocalyptic Tendencies in the Catholic Church in Times of Pandemics] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)

Kollmann, Julia. Persephone und Hainuwele. Der Archetyp des göttlichen Mädchens im Vergleich [Persephone and Hainuwele: Comparing the Archetype of the Divine Girl] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Hans Gerald Hödl)

Mansaré, Safiatou-Janne. Hexerei in Afrika [Witchcraft in Africa] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Hans Gerald Hödl)

Mayer, Patricia Sophie. "We all have infinite potential": Self-optimization in the Japanese New Religious Movement Kōfuku no Kagaku (Japanese Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)

Reichel, Franz. The Foundation and Development of the Taiwanese New Religious Movement Wéixīn Shèngjiào 唯心聖教 (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)

Wohlgenannt, Anna-Carina. Religiös begründete Gewalt an Kindern [Religiously Based Violence against Children] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Birgit Heller)

Zwettler, Katharina. Was passiert, wenn das erwartete Millennium ausbleibt? Zum Umgang mit millenaristischen Fehlerwartungen. Eine vergleichende Untersuchung [What Happens When the Expected Millennium Fails to Materialise? Dealing with Millenarian Expectations of Failure. A Comparative Study ] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas K. Pokorny)