PD Dr. Christine Schliesser


T +41 26 300 74 25

MIS 05 - Office 5221
Av. de l'Europe 20
CH-1700 Fribourg

  • Focus of work
    • Theology and Ethics of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    • Public theology
    • Ecumenical theology (e.g. confession)
    • Conflict and reconciliation studies (e.g., memory and reconciliation in light of post-genocidal Rwanda)
    • Religion and Sustainable Development
    • Human Rights
  • Doctrine

    University of Gießen
    SoSe 2021: Lectureships for the substitution of the professorship Systematic Theology/Ethics

    University of Münster
    SoSe 2020: Substitute professorship for systematic Theology/Ethics

    University of Bonn
    WS 2019/2020: Substitute professorship for systematic Theology

  • Short bio
    since August 2021 Research Associate and Director of Studies of the CAS "Basic Questions of Christian Existence" at the Center Faith & Society, University of Fribourg.
    January to June 2019 Resident Research Fellowship at the Research College "Religion and Violence", Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton, USA.
    Since May 2018 Private professor in systematic theology at the University of Zurich. Habilitation thesis: "On the role of theology in public discourse on ethics. An analysis using the examples of the German Ethics Council (DER) and the Swiss National Ethics Committees (ECNH and NEK).
    2018-2019 Scientific Coordinator of the Interfaculty Research Cooperation (IFK) "Religious Conflicts and Coping Strategies", University of Bern.
    since 2018 Research Fellow at the Chair for Historical Trauma and Transformation, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    2015-2017 Post-doctoral Scholarship ("Forschungskredit"), University of Zurich.
    2013-2014 Assistant at the Institute for Social Ethics, Ethics Center, University of Zurich
    2009 Appointment to the board of studies
    2006-2007 Traineeship
    2007 2nd state examination for the teaching profession at secondary schools in Protestant Theology and English (University of Tübingen)
    2005 Doctorate in Theology with the thesis 'Everyone who acts responsibly becomes guilty.' The concept of accepting guilt in Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    2005 1st state examination for the teaching profession at Gymnasiums in Protestant Theology and English (University of Tübingen)
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