Kristina Stoeckl joined the University of Innsbruck in 2015 and became full professor of sociology in 2019. She studied Comparative Literature and Russian at the University of Innsbruck (2001) and International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University in Budapest (2003). She holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence (2007). Before joining the University of Innsbruck in 2015, she was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Post-Doc Fellow at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (2009-2012) and APART Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences at the University of Vienna (2012-2015). Among her most significant achievements in the recent years are an ERC Starting Grant and FWF Start Prize for the project “Postsecular Conflicts” (2015-2022). In the past, she has been invited as Visiting Fellow at the IWM—Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna, the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies in Florence, and Uppsala University. Her research areas are sociology of religion, political sociology and political theory, with a focus on politics and religion, on state-religion relations in Russia, norm and anti-gender mobilizations and transnational religious actors. She has published The Russian Orthodox Church and Human Rights (2014) and Moralist International. Russia in the Global Culture Wars (forthcoming 2022) as well as numerous journal articles in Religion, State and Society, Global Networks, Journal of Contemporary Religion and others.

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