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)

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

Schwarzenbacher, Martin. The Supreme Mythology: Race and Rejected Knowledge in African-American Urban Mythology (Religious Studies; supervisor: Hans Gerald Hödl)

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)

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)

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)

Lenhart, Simon Adam. Existentialistischer Dhamma: Ñāṇavīra Theras doktrinelle Position in Bezug auf ausgewählte Teilbereiche der buddhistischen Lehre im Vergleich zur Position des orthodoxen Theravāda in Śrī Laṅkā [Existentalist Dhamma: The Doctrinal Position of Ñāṇavīra Thera towards Selected Portions of the Buddhist Teaching in Comparison with the Position of Orthodox Theravāda in Śrī Laṅkā] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Lukas Pokorny)

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)

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

Reiskopf, Bernadette. Die reinigende Wirkung des Wassers in den Religionen im Vergleich: Hinduismus und Judentum [The Cleansing Effect of Water in the Religions from a Comparative Perspective: Hinduism and Judaism] (Religious Studies; supervisor: Birgit Heller)

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)