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Prof. (apl.) Dr. Christel Gärtner

Professor , Exzellenzcluster Religion und Politik, The University of Münster

Associated Professorship

Excellence cluster religion and policy


Sociologist/lecturer at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt; 2001-2004 habilitation scholarship in the "Maria Sibylla Merian Promotion Programme" at the University of Duisburg-Essen and lecturer; 1999-2001 research associate at the University of Münster, 1994-1999 research associate and since then lecturer at the University of Frankfurt, 1985-1992 student of cultural anthropology, sociology and religious studies.

Focus of Work

Sociology of religion, cultural sociology, biographical research, reconstructive methods, socialisation and generation research.


religion, new religious movement, meaning of modern life, secularisation, generations, adolescence, probation dynamic, gender-specific probation myths


Social Sciences