Prof. Dr. Michael Stausberg

Updated: 12.12.2012


Born: 28.04.1966, Köln


Bergen Norway


E-Mail: Michael.Stausberg[at]



Michael Stausberg studied in Bonn, Tübingen, Bergen and Rome. He is now a professor at the University of Bergen, Norway. Apart from Zoroastrianism, Zoroastrian priesthood in contemporary India and related topics, Stausberg's interests encompass the history and terminology of the scientific study of religion, ritual & ritual theory, and religion & modern tourism. In 2012 he was elected fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Academic career:

1991 - M.A. (University of Bonn).
1995 - Dr. phil. (University of Bonn).
2000 - Docent (University of Uppsala).
2003 - Privat Dozent (University of Heidelberg).
1992-1995 - Graduiertenkolleg Scholarship for „Interkulturelle religiöse bzw. religionsgeschichtliche Studien“ (University of Bonn).
1996-2000 - Feodor Lynen Scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (University of Uppsala).
2004 - Professor in the scientific study of religion (University of Bergen).
2005-2007 - Director for the scientific study of religion (University of Bergen).


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