Religion

This research area covers a number of themes and specialisations. The researchers work with various geographical, theoretical, methodical and historical focus areas. Several are studying contemporary religion in Denmark, for example in the form of minority religiosity, globalisation and values. Others are experts in different parts of the world and historical eras, including Christianity in Russia, Islam in Bosnia and Turkey, religion in the Roman Empire, European philosophy of religion, the esoteric traditions of the West, Indian tribal religion, contemporary Sufism and pre-Christian Nordic religion.

The religion researchers at ToRS regularly participate in international conferences such as the international Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) and the European Association for the Study of Religion (EASR). In recent years, our researchers’ work has been published via Oxford University Press, I.B. Tauris, Brill and Bloomsbury, among others, as well as in periodicals such as Implicit Religion, Journal of Contemporary Religion, Numen and Journal of Muslims in Europe. The research area’s two professors are responsible for religious history and sociology of religion, respectively.

Collective projects and research centres

Researchers

Name Title Job responsibilities Phone E-mail
Andersen, Peter Birkelund Associate Professor Science of Religion +4551303013 E-mail
Brekke, Torkel Affiliate Professor Science of Religion   E-mail
Fiedler, Erik Sporon Teaching Assistant Professor Science of Religion +4523957345 E-mail
Hvithamar, Annika Head of Department Science of Religion +4521328285 E-mail
Jacobsen, Brian Arly Associate Professor Science of Religion +4551302481 E-mail
Jacobsen, Casper Postdoc Science of Religion   E-mail
Jørgensen, Tessie Bundgaard PhD Fellow Islamic Studies   E-mail
Lasa, Maximilian PhD Fellow Science of Religion +4593516020 E-mail
Lyngsøe, Maria Lindebæk PhD Fellow Science of Religion +4522813448 E-mail
Netterstrøm, Kasper Ly Postdoc Science of Religion   E-mail
Nielsen, Bjarke Stanley PhD Fellow Science of Religion   E-mail
Nielsen, Jørgen Schøler Affiliate Professor Islamic Studies   E-mail
Onur, Petek Marie Curie Fellow Science of Religion   E-mail
Petersen, Jesper Postdoc Islamic Studies +4540982529 E-mail
Raudvere, Catharina Professor Science of Religion +4551303037 E-mail
Rudbøg, Tim Associate Professor Science of Religion +4593565623 E-mail
Sjöberg, Erik Johan Magnus Marie Curie Fellow Science of Religion   E-mail
Stjernholm, Simon Associate Professor Science of Religion +4551300701 E-mail
Vinding, Niels Valdemar Associate Professor Islamic Studies +4551217682 E-mail
Viziale, Samanta External, Ph.d Student Science of Religion   E-mail
Warburg, Margit Professor Science of Religion +4551302935 E-mail
Warmind, Morten Associate Professor Science of Religion +4560198795 E-mail
Westergaard, Peter Kurt Associate Professor Science of Religion +4551300830 E-mail