Thoughts as door openers. Rhetoric played a central role for the ancient Greeks. In my lectures (mainly in English, but also in German and Italian) I give an insight into my research, which consists mainly of textual studies combined with field research (where possible). My aim is to stimulate critical thinking in order to enter into fruitful dialogue and debate.
Every new experience brings its own maturity and a greater clarity of vision. - Indira Gandhi
Different stations have shaped my research craft and my approach to new things. Most importantly, respect, curiosity and wonder continue to be important sources of inspiration.
Imagery, Unheard Voices and Religious Networks within the Barawa Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Postdoctoral Project.
To restore women to history and to restore our history to women - Joan Kelly
Join me on my personal journey through history to give women a space to celebrate their achievements and ultimately to bring them back into history.
Cultural and Religious Perspectives on Current Challenges in the Himalayas. Postdoctoral Project.
To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control. - Martha Nussbaum
My strengths are building bridges between disciplines, bringing in new perspectives and creating space for discussion.
I am very grateful to all the teachers I have had the pleasure to meet. At the same time, I appreciate the things I can learn in my life, through living, meeting people, travelling… these life lessons enrich me. I am grateful to all my teachers, especially those who are unaware that they have taught me. However, I have been able to share some of my knowledge with students myself.
Rituals, myths, and tradition in a Buddhist society in the Himalaya. Postdoctoral Project, LMU Munich.
Northern Sikkim in Tibetan and Western travel reports. Postdoctoral Project, LMU Munich.
A journey through the centuries that reflects not only the religious history of a Buddhist tradition, but also cultural, social, political, economic and feminist aspects. The Barawa Kagyu is one of the many traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in the 14th century and spread to Tibet, Bhutan and northern India, where it is still alive today.
Sustainability is on everyone’s lips. But the word sustainability has been misused for greenwashing and business-making. Let’s inform, let’s debate and let’s look to the future with purpose and sustainability.
What is our place in nature? Can we completely detach ourselves from our environment, take ourselves out of the box? In some mountain regions, nature narratives have a significant influence on the actions of local people and decision-makers. In addition, such narratives influence and shape strong human-nature relationships.