Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Lehrstuhl für Orientalische Philologie und Islamwissenschaft

Bismarckstraße 1
91054 Erlangen

E-Mail: katja.thoerner@fau.de
Tel.: 09131 85-22504

Zimmer: A308
Sprechstunde: n. V.




Staff Member of the Research Unit Key Concepts in Interreligious Dialogue (KCID)


Research Interests

  • Theory of Interreligious Dialogue
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Comparative Studies of Concepts in Judaism, Christianity and Islam



  • 2010 Ph.D., Munich School of Philosophy
  • 2003 M.A., Humboldt-University of Berlin
  • 1996-2003 Undergraduate Studies of Philosophy and German Literature and Linguistics in Trier, Würzburg and Berlin


Academic Career

  • since April 2017 Research Assistant in the Research Unit “Key Concept in Interreligious Dialogue”, Chair of Oriental Philology and Islamic Studies, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 2012-2013 Research Assistant at the Chair of Systematic Theology, Faculty of Protestant Theology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich
  • 2011-2012 Leader of the BMBF-Junior Research Group “Religion in bioethischen Diskursen”, Faculty of Protestant Theology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich
  • 2008-2011 Staff Member of the critical edition of Ernst Troeltsch’s collected works ordered by the Commission for Research into History of Theology of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities


Professional Experience

  • 2012-2017 Project Manager in the area of the Dialogue between World Religions and Worldviews at the Eugen Biser Foundation



  • PhD fellowship in the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Training Group “The Concept of Experience in European Religion and Theory of Religion and Its Influence on the Self-Understanding of Non-Western Religions”



  • German Society for Philosophy of Religion
  • pro philosophia e.V.