Personal Inforamtion of Michaela Neulinger


  • 2013 - 2017: PhD Theology, University of Innsbruck
    Thesis (working title): “Between Perfectionism and Dolorism. Towards a Political Theology of Vulnerability in Order to Relocate Religion in a Secular-Plural Age” (Supervisor: Univ. Dr. Roman Siebenrock, Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Palaver)
  • 09/2012 – 06/2013: Pastoral Training, Catholic University Linz/Parish: Freistadt
  • 09/2011 – 08/2012: MA Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham
    Thesis: “The Healing Statesman. Al-Fārābi’s concept of ideal rulership according to Fuṣūl Muntaza‛a (Selected Aphorisms)” (Supervisor: Prof. David Thomas)
  • 08/2008 – 04/2009: Theological Year at Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem
  • 2006-2011: Studies in Catholic Theology, Philosophy and Political Sciences, University of Salzburg
    Thesis: “East Syriac Christians and their Engagement in the Abbasid Translation Movement” (Supervisor: Univ. Prof. Dr. Dietmar W. Winkler, Department of Ecclesiastical History)
  • 2005/2006: Studies in Catholic Theology, University of Vienna
  • 1997-2005: Europagymnasium vom Guten Hirten, Baumgartenberg


Further Trainings:

  • 08/2014: Cambridge Interfaith Programme, Summer School
  • 05/2011: European Intensive Programme "Islam and Christianity in Southeast Europe", Marmara University Istanbul
  • 07/2010: Vienna International Christian-Islamic Summer University, University of Vienna/Stift Altenburg
  • 06/2010: European Intensive Programme "Translating God(s) in Europe", Irish School of Ecumenics
  • 2007: Certificate in Journalism, Upper Austrian Academy of Journalism, Schloss Puchberg


Selected Activities:

  • Coordinator between the research platform RGKW (Religion – Violence – Communication – World Order) and PLURIEL (University Platform for Research on Islam in Europe and Lebanon)
  • Member of the Diocesan Women’s Commission (Innsbruck)
  • Organisation of Scriptural Reasoning events at the University of Innsbruck (together with Fatima Cavis)
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