Woman Scholars of Orthodox Christianity: Interview with Kristina Stoeckl (16 September)

Online webinar held by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University

Online webinar vis Zoom (link to be sent out 1-2 days prior)

The Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University is delighted to present the eighth episode of its webinar series highlighting the scholarly insights and academic careers of female scholars whose research and writing explore some facet of the history, thought, or culture of Orthodox Christianity. The broadcast will be livestreamed and open to all who have pre-registered. The event will include some time for live audience questions. For those who miss the live event, the Center will archive each episode on its website and YouTube channel.

This episode features an interview with Kristina Stoeckl, professor of sociology at Innsbruck University in Austria. Against an interdisciplinary background of philology, philosophy, international relations and sociology, she has published books and articles on the post-Soviet Russian Orthodox Church and on religion and modernity. Her book The Russian Orthodox Church and Human Rights, 2014, became the starting point for a five year research project funded by the European Research Council. This project, entitled Postsecular Conflicts, has examined the connections between the Russian Orthodox Church and global moral conservative networks of the Christian Right in numerous publications. She is currently working on a monograph (with Dmitry Uzlaner) entitled Moralist International: The Russian Orthodox Church in the Global Culture Wars. Together with Aristotle Papanikolaou and Ingeborg Gabriel, she has edited the volume Political Theologies in Orthodox Christianity. Common Challenges - Divergent Positions, 2017. Her approach to Russian Orthodoxy is that of a comparative political sociology of religions, which puts emphasis on actors and processes in order to understand the complex ways in which religious traditions negotiate their relationship with modernity. 

Orthodox Christian Studies Center events are free and open to the public.

Link to the interview

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