Transformative Religion
Religion as Situated Knowledge in Processes of Social Transformation

International Research Training Group

PhD project (2022–2024): Testimonies of Healing (Research Area Healing)

  • 04/17–06/21 MA in religion and culture at the Humboldt University
  • 02/21–04/21 Consultant for PROMISE (Promoting quality in inclusive education in Jordan) at the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ)
  • 07/20–01/21 Internship at GIZ`s core education cluster in Jordan
  • 03/17–09/18 Administrator and Accountant at the association for unaccompanied refugee minors (Berlin)
  • 09/12–09/15 BA in public and non-profit management at Berlin School of Economics and Law and at University of Applied Science (Berlin)
The ongoing pandemic re-emerged the discourses around social imbalances and racism, as well as ongoing injustice and barriers to the health care system by marginalized groups. Medical science and faith healing are often competing in the realm of recognition and on how knowledge of the human well-being is developed. Through means of communication (such as the internet and social media), a wide range of testimonies and stories are being distributed which claim the healing from medically diagnosed chronic diseases through spiritual, religious, and faith-based approaches. The research will look at communities that grew in their public standing as `inducing` the healing process successfully. Further, the project aims to raise awareness among relevant stake holders and to contribute to a potential dialogue between health professionals and religious community to facilitate to each other’s needs, which then can be used to overcome barriers in the accessibility to healthcare.