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Name  Michael Stausberg

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Books  Religion and Tourism: Crossroads, Destinations and Encounters, Zarathustra and Zoroastrianism: A Short Introduction
Education  University of Bergen, University of Bonn

Michael Stausberg (born April 28, 1966) is a German scholar on religion.


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He was born in Köln. He studied in Bonn, Tübingen, Bergen and Rome. He is now a professor at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Apart from Zoroastrianism, Zoroastrian priesthood in contemporary India and related topics, Stausberg's interests encompass the history and terminology of the scientific study of religion, ritual & ritual theory, and religion & modern tourism.

In 2012 he was elected fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Academic career

1991 - M.A. (University of Bonn).
1995 - Dr. phil. (University of Bonn).
2000 - Docent (University of Uppsala).
2003 - Privat Dozent (University of Heidelberg).
1992-1995 - Graduiertenkolleg Scholarship for „Interkulturelle religiöse bzw. religionsgeschichtliche Studien“ (University of Bonn).
1996-2000 - Feodor Lynen Scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (University of Uppsala).
2004 - Professor in the scientific study of religion (University of Bergen).
2005-2007 - Director for the scientific study of religion (University of Bergen).

Other academic activities

  • Co-editor (with Steven Engler) of the journal Religion
  • Co-editor (with Gustavo Benavides) of the book-series Religion and Reason: Theory in the Study of Religion (Walter de Gruyter)
  • References

    Michael Stausberg Wikipedia

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