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professor religious studies
Date of appointment: 01.09.2011
Inaugural lecture date: 19.10.2012

Trained as a cultural anthropologist and working on lived religion in Ghana for more than 20 years, Birgit Meyer studies religion from a global and post-secular perspective. Her research is driven by an urge to make sense of the shifting place and role of religion in our time, and to show that scholarly work in the field of religion is of eminent concern to understanding the shape of our world in the early 21st century. In so doing, she seeks to synthesize grounded fieldwork and theoretical reflection in a broad multidisciplinary setting.Her main research foci are the rise and popularity of global Pentecostalism; religion, popular culture and heritage; religion and media; religion and the public sphere; religious visual culture, the senses and aesthetics.

christian missions in West Africa - visual culture - lived religion - pentecostalism - globalisation and popular culture - religion and media - cultural heritage - material religion - religion and post-secular society - the senses - aesthetics

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