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 Pokorny)

De Georgi, Caroline. Dzogchen (rDzogs chen) im Kontext: Eine vergleichende Studie zur Literatur eines tibetischen Lehr- und Übungssystems und ihren Anwendungsfeldern [Dzogchen (rDzogs chen) in Context: A Comparative Study on the Literature of a Tibetan System of Doctrine and Practice, and Its Areas of Application] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Karl Baier)

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

Franz, Angela. Religiöse Entwicklungszusammenarbeit des deutschsprachigen Raums im Kathmandutal, Nepal: Christliche, neobuddhistische und esoterische NGOs im Vergleich [The Religious Development Assistance in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Stemming from Germanophone Areas: A Comparison of Christian, Neo-Buddhist, and Esoteric NGOs] (Religious Studies; co-supervisor: Hans Gerald Hödl)

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

Kottas, Lisa. How to Build Your Own Cosmology: Religion and Technoscience in Philip K. Dick's Fiction and Exegesis (Religious Studies; supervisor: Hans Gerald Hödl)

Kraler, Magdalena. Prāṇāyāma (Atemkontrolle) als Medium religiöser Erfahrung in der Formationsphase des Modern Yoga [Prāṇāyāma (Breath Control) as a Medium of Religious Experience in the Formation Period of Modern Yoga] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Karl Baier)

Saikia, Alisha. Kyarafication of Religious Spaces in Japan (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas 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 Pokorny)

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

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)

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)

Lenhart, Simon Adam. Existentialistischer Dhamma: Ñāṇavīra Theras (1920–1965) Notes on Dhamma und die Herausbildung des existentialistischen Theravāda, M.A. (Religionswissenschaft), Universität Wien [Existentalist Dhamma: Ñāṇavīra Thera's (1920–1965) Notes on Dhamma and the Development of Existentialist Theravāda] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas Pokorny)

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

Wenisch, Georg. Sexueller Missbrauch im tibetischen Buddhismus [Sexual Abuse in Tibetan Buddhism] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Birgit Heller)

Winkler, Richard. Tulpamancer und ihre Tendenz zur Religionsinszenierung [Tulpamancers and Their Propensity towards Religious Enactment] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Hans Gerald Hödl)

Yahyaie, Alice. Operation Werewolf, Radical Traditionalism and Julius Evola's Doctrine Put into Practice (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas Pokorny)