Alexandra Grieser


  curriculum vitae












Dr. Alexandra Grieser  -  Department of Religions and Theology -  Trinity College Dublin  -   Dublin 2, Ireland  

01. 2014 -

Assistant Professor for the Theory of Religion,

Trinity College Dublin


07.2010 - 12. 2013

  Research Associate at Rijksuniversity Groningen (RUG), The Netherlands: Department of the Comparative and Historical Study of Religion (Prof. C.K.M. von Stuckrad)

Research Project: Aesthetics of Knowledge: The popularization of Science as a source of world-view and religion in modernity


04.2004 - 06.2010

  Assistant professor

Interfaculty program Study of Religion, LMU Munich, Germany

Coordinator initial phase of the Bologna process (restructuring the curriculum)



  PhD, University of Tübingen (Faculty of Cultural Studies)

Topic: “Modern Immortality. Changing patterns of religious plausibility in modernity”

(Prof. B. Gladigow/Prof. Auffarth), summa cum laude


04. 2002 -02. 2004 

 Lecturer Religious Studies degree programme, University of Bremen (Prof. H.G. Kippenberg);

Editorial work for “Wörterbuch der Religionen”, Kröner Verlag


12. 1999 -04. 2002 

 Scholarship in post-graduate research programme

 “The concept of experience in European religion and religious theory and its influence on the self-conception of non-European religions”, LMU



 Graduate assistant: Report on the topic of “Religious Dependence” for the Commission of Enquiry of the German Parliament on “So-called sects and psychogroups” (Prof. B. Gladigow, Study of Religion, Tübingen) 

Graduate assistant: Application for funding for research programme: “Professionalization of Religion”, Religious Studies, Erfurt (Prof. Dr. J. Rüpke)

Free-lance rhetoric trainer


1984-1986 & 1988-1994     

University of Tübingen, Study of:

General and comparative religious studies (Allg. und vergleichende Religionswissenschaft)

General rhetoric (Allgemeine Rhetorik)

Modern German literature (German Studies) 

M.A. 1994, “sehr gut” (1,5)


* 23.03.1965 in Frankfurt/Main |