Executive Board at the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research

Prof. Dr. Anne Käfer

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Seminar for Reformed Theology
Faculty of Protestant Theology


Research Areas:

  • Ethics of Justice
  • Animal/ Environment Ethics
  • Reformed and Lutheran Theology
  • Schleiermacher Research
  • Anthropology and Artifical Intelligence

Further Members at the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research

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Junior Professorship for Political Theory
Faculty of Educational and Social Science


Research areas:

  • Political Theory and Theory of Democracy
  • Sustainability in Political Theory
  • Normative perspectives on strategic litigation (e.g. climate litigation)
  • Political representation of animals
  • Belonging, citizenship, religious plurality, legitimacy
  • Democratic innovations in the ecological crisis

Prof. Dr. Matthias Grundmann

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Chair of Socialization
Faculty of Educational and Social Science


Research Areas:

  • Education Research
  • Socio-ecological Socialization Research
  • Social Relations and Community Research
  • Social Structure- and Milieu Research

Dr. Thomas Hilker

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Ecumenical Institute
Faculty of Catholic Theology

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Research Areas:

  • Systematic theology in the face of climate change
  • Topological theology of natural and cultural spaces
  • Philosophical foundations of ways of approaching the world
  • Theology in the age of the Anthropocene

Prof. Dr. Judith Könemann

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Institute for Catholic Theology and Didactics/Religious Pedagogy and Educational Research
Faculty of Catholic Theology


Research Areas:

  • Foundation and Justification of Religious Education
  • Extracurricular Education
  • Poverty and Education (Educational Justice)
  • Pastoral Care in Schools and School Development
  • Religion in the Public Sphere
  • Religion and Biography, Studying Biography
  • Group Psychology - Dynamics and Processes in Groups
  • Empirical Theology / Qualitative Empirical Social Research

Prof. Dr. Angelika Lohwasser

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Institute for Egyptology and Coptology
Faculty of Philology


Research Areas:

  • The Kingdom of Kush (8th century B.C.-4th century A.D.) in ancient Sudan
  • Bayuda desert: communication routes and cultures far from centres
  • Biographies of archaeological objects
  • Archaeological cultural anthropology

Dr. Dörthe Masemann

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MExLab ExperiMINTe


Research Areas:

  • Experiment-based learning of children and adolescents on sustainability topics
  • Science transfer
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Prof. Dr. Michael Quante

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Department of Philosophy
Faculty of History and Philosophy


Research Areas:

  • Philosophy of German Idealism
  • Philosophy of the person
  • Action Theory
  • Ethics
  • biomedical ethics
  • Philosophy of law and social philosophy

Prof. Dr. Helene Richter

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Institute for Neuro- and Behavioural Biology
Faculty of Biology


Research Areas:

  • Welfare diagnostics in laboratory animals
  • Cognition and emotion
  • Improvement of animal experimental approaches and husbandry conditions (refinement)
  • Informative value and reproducibility of animal experiments

Professor Dr. Ulrike Weyland

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Chair of Educational Science with a focus on vocational education
Faculty of Educational and Social Science


Research Areas:

  • Professionalization of school and company training personnel
  • Research-based learning in teacher education
  • Competence modelling and measurement in vocational education and training
  • Transition research: focus on career orientation
  • Health promotion in vocational training
  • Digitization in vocational training

Dr. Kerstin Wilhelms

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German Institute


Research Areas:

  • Climate Crisis and Theater
  • Theater and Drama Research
  • The Political in Literature
  • Law and Literature
  • Model Theory
  • Autobiographical Research
  • Theories of Space and Time
  • Media Studies
  • Gender Studies

Former ZIN Jun. Scholars at the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research