Executive Board at the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research

Further Members at the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research

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Prof. Dr. Svenja Ahlhaus

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

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Prof. Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer

Chair of Communication Studies with a focus on Media Sociology
Department of Communication
Faculty of Educational and Social Science


Research Areas:

  • Digital media, artificial intelligence and sustainability
  • Sustainable consumption and digitalisation
  • Socio-ecological and economic consequences of digitalisation, datafication and automated communication
  • Environmental movements and media
  • Gender studies, media and sustainability

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Dr. Ahlke Kip

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy 
Coordination ReCAP: Culturally Adapted Psychotherapy for Refugees
Faculty of Psychology 


Research Areas:

  • Effects of war experiences and flight on mental health
  • Impact of natural disasters on mental health
  • Climate change and the epidemiology of mental illness

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Prof. Dr. Judith Könemann

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

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Prof. Dr. Nexhmedin Morina

Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Department of Psychology 


Research Areas:

  • Social and cognitive mechanisms of mental disorders
  • Comparative processes and assessment
  • Effects of child abuse, war experiences and migration on mental health
  • Psychological consequences of natural disasters and extreme weather events
  • Psychological interventions, including technology-based interventions
  • Psychological interventions to promote more climate-friendly behaviours

Former Members at the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research

Associate members at the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research

  • Dr. Thomas Hilker

    Ecumenical Institute
    Faculty of Catholic Theology

    t_hilk02@ uni-muenster.de

    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