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; second 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)

Katz-Wilfing, Yuval. "And The Souls They Have Made": Genesis 12:5 and Its Re-Incarnations in Jewish Law and Theology (Jewish Studies; second 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)

Schönberger, Sarah-Allegra. Vaiśravaṇa – Dämonischer Wächter und Herr der Reichtümer: Ikonographische Transformationen im Kulturtransfer zwischen Indien und dem sino-japanischen Raum [Vaiśravaṇa – Demonic Guardian and Lord of Wealth: Iconographical Transformation in the Cultural Transfer Between India and the Sino-Japanese Area] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Karl Baier)

Stechauner, Martin. The Sephardic Jews of Vienna: A Jewish Minority Crossing Borders (Religious Studies; supervisor: Wolfram Reiss)

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

Breuer, Gudrun. Sinnerfüllt leben durch ritualisierte Selbstfürsorge? Eine religionswissenschaftliche Analyse der Marke ritual cosmetics [Living Meaningfully through Ritualised Self-care? A Religious Studies Assessment of the Brand ritual cosmetics] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Karl Baier)

Kolp, Cornelia Julia. American Gods: Ein Beispiel für den religiösen Wandel? [American Gods: An Example of Religious Change?] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Hans Gerald Hödl)

Kubicek, Peter Josef
. Die Wiederentdeckung der verborgenen Christen in Japan und deren Wahrnehmung im katholischen Europa von 1860 bis 1914 [The Rediscovery of the Hidden Christians in Japan and Their Perception in Catholic Europe from 1860 to 1914] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Rupert Klieber)

Lintner, Tina. Besessenheit: Ein Diskursfeld der Gegenwart zwischen Dämonenglauben und Psychotherapie/Psychiatrie [Possession: A Contemporary Field of Discourse In-between Belief in Demons and Psychotherapy/Psychiatry] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Karl Baier)

Pastollnigg, Markus. Auto-Orientalismus, Antiamerikanismus und Zivilisationskritik bei Fujii Nichidatsu [Auto-Orientalism, Anti-Americanism and Civilisational Criticism in the Works of Fujii Nichidatsu] (Buddhist Studies; Supervisor: Lukas Pokorny)

Ritt, Eva. Volksmedizin und Religion in Österreich: Veränderung und Kontinuität der Wender-Tradition in der Gegenwart [Folk Medicine and Religion in Austria: Change and Continuity of the Wender Tradition Today] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Karl Baier)

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