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Alexander Alberts

Dipl.-Rel., M.Sc. Alexander Alberts

Dipl.-Rel., M.Sc. Alexander Alberts
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PROFILE

 

Alexander Alberts studied Computer Science, History of Religions, Sociology of Conflict and Sociology of Religion at the University of Marburg, the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), the University of Bremen and the University of Bergen (Norway). He is interested in Buddhist movements and the discourse of Buddhist modernism. Furthermore, his research areas include "Capitalism as Religion", the economics of religion and theories of religion, predominantly through a Luhmannian approach, nevertheless with reference to Bourdieu, Adorno & Co.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

    • Buddhisms & Western Buddhist Modernism
    • Economics of Religion & Economics of Religion
    • "Capitalism" / "Neoliberalism" as a religion
    • Theories of religion, reflection on 'explanation' in the Study of Religion
    • Near Death Experience Discourse

    ACADEMIC CV

    • Professional background
      • 2019 – Current: Research Associate at the Institute for the Study in Religion, Leibniz University Hannover
      • 2010 – 2019: Research Assistant (25% teaching load) at the Institute for Archeology, History, Cultural and Religious Studies, University of Bergen (Norway), over 2 years of parental leave periods while caring for three children
      • 2009 – 2012: Editorial Assistent of the Journal "Religion", Taylor & Francis / Routledge, London
      • 2009: Technical Project Advisor at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen (Norway)
      • 2008: Programmer and Database Developer at the Institute for Religious Studies and Religious Education, University of Bremen
      • 2008: Assistant/Associate Lecturer at the Institute for Comparative Cultural Studies at the Philipps University of Marburg
    • Education

      EDUCATION

      • 2002: Abitur, Bayern
      • 2003 – 2006: Magister studies at the Philipps University of Marburg
      • 2006 – 2007: Master's degree (by research) / Master of Research at the University of Edinburgh
      • 2008 – 2009: Study Abroad at the University of Bergen
      • 2007 – 2011: Diploma (equivalent to a master's degree) at the University of Bremen
      • 2010 – Ongoing: PhD Research at the University of Bergen
    • Scholarships and Awards