Regina Elsner is a Catholic theologian and, since April 2023, the appointed professor for Eastern Churches and Ecumenical Theology at the University of Münster/Germany. Before, she was a researcher at the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS). From 1998 to 2005, she studied Catholic theology in Berlin and Münster. Afterward, she worked until 2010 as a project coordinator for Caritas Russia in St Petersburg. From 2010 to 2013, she was a research associate at the Ecumenical Institute of the University of Münster, within the research stream “Institutions and institutional change in post-Socialism.” Her research focuses on Orthodox Churches in Eastern Europe, Orthodox social ethics and questions of peace ethics and gender justice. She widely published on the relation of Orthodoxy with the modern world and the role of Orthodoxy in sociopolitical processes in Eastern Europe in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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