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


Name Title Phone E-mail
Andersen, Peter Birkelund Associate professor +45 51 30 30 13 E-mail
Fiedler, Erik Sporon PhD Fellow +45 23 95 73 45 E-mail
Gundersen, Selma Bukovica PhD Fellow +45 51 30 26 92 E-mail
Hvithamar, Annika Head of department +45 21 32 82 85 E-mail
Jacobsen, Brian Arly Associate professor +45 51 30 24 81 E-mail
Lasa, Maximilian PhD Fellow +45 93 51 60 20 E-mail
Lyngsøe, Maria Lindebæk PhD Fellow +45 22 81 34 48 E-mail
Netterstrøm, Kasper Ly Postdoc   E-mail
Nielsen, Bjarke Stanley PhD Fellow   E-mail
Nielsen, Jørgen Schøler Affiliate Professor   E-mail
Onur, Petek Marie Curie Fellow  
Raudvere, Catharina Professor +45 51 30 30 37 E-mail
Rudbøg, Tim Associate professor +45 93 56 56 23 E-mail
Sjöberg, Erik Johan Magnus Marie Curie Fellow   E-mail
Stjernholm, Simon Associate professor +45 51 30 07 01 E-mail
Warburg, Margit Professor +45 51 30 29 35 E-mail
Warmind, Morten Associate professor +45 60 19 87 95 E-mail
Westergaard, Peter Kurt Associate professor +45 51 30 08 30 E-mail