Ulrike E. Auga |  POLITICS

Ulrike E. Auga is Professor of Religious Studies, Intercultural Theology and Ecumenism at
Humboldt University of Berlin and Hamburg University as well as CTI Fellow in Princeton. She
holds a PhD in Cultural Studies and a Habilitation in Religious Studies and Intercultural
Theology. She was Bonhoeffer Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary New York;
Kaethe Leichter Visiting Professor in Vienna; United Nations Guest Professor in Rejkjavik;
Mary Douglas Visiting Professor in Lausanne; Visiting Professor in Salzburg and at the
Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE) at Canterbury University. She is
president of the International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG) and co-
editor of the Routledge Critical Studies in Religion, Gender and Sexuality series as well as the
series African Connections in Postcolonial Theory and Literatures. She is also an ordained
minister of the Protestant Church of Berlin (EKBO). Her work has been shaped by her
participation in the Peaceful Revolution 1989 in East-Germany; her life in Johannesburg,
Bamako and Jerusalem, and her research on Mongolia, South Korea and Japan.
In 2012, she invented the concept of “Religion as Intersectional Category” and elaborated it
as discursive, intersectional performative category (DIP) at the intersection to the categories
Gender, Culture, Nation, Class, Race, Ability, Species. In her last monograph (2020) she
elaborated “Religion as Situated Knowledge” and also developed the discourse analysis
further to an Extended Epistemological Analysis (EEA) to have a tool at hand for the analysis
of Religion in a globalised, diverse context that is usable for faith based and non-faith based
communities within the postsecular society. Auga’s specialisations include postcolonial, post-
secular, gender/queer, posthuman epistemology and religions; gender and religion in
transition processes; visuality and the space age. Her current main interest lies in the study
of culture, religion, super-diversity in transition processes in the 20/21 century (Europe,
Africa, Middle East, East Asia).

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