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Kristina Stoeckl

Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali, Rome

Kristina Stoeckl (1977, Austria) is full professor of sociology at LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (Rome) . From 2015 until 2023 she worked at the University of Innsbruck (Austria), since 2019 as full professor of sociology. She studied Comparative Literature and Russian at the University of Innsbruck (2001) and International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University in Budapest (2003). She holds a Phd in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence (2007). Before joining the University of Innsbruck in 2015, she was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Post-Doc Fellow at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (2009-2012) and APART Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences at the University of Vienna (2012-2015). In 2015, she received an ERC Starting Grant and FWF Start Prize for the project “Postsecular Conflicts”, which she directed as principal investigator from 2015 until 2022. In the past, she has been invited as Visiting Fellow at the IWM – Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna, the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies in Florence, and Uppsala University. Her research areas are sociology of religion, political sociology and political theory, with a focus on politics and religion, on state-religion relations in Russia, norm and anti-gender mobilizations and transnational religious actors. She has published The Russian Orthodox Church and Human Rights (2014) and (together with Dmitry Uzlaner) Moralist International. Russia in the Global Culture Wars (2022) as well as numerous journal articles in Religion, State and SocietyGlobal NetworksJournal of Contemporary Religion and others.


Modernity and Its Critique in 20th Century Russian or Thought