Professur für Christliche Sozialethik

CV (English)

1992 – 1998 Studies of catholic theology, Tuebingen/Germany and Cochabamba/Bolivia
2004 PhD in Theology, Christian Social Ethics, Tuebingen. Title: Recognition in context of intercultural philosophy. An ethical contribution on the basis of lyrics of Bolivian songs.
2002 – 2005 Theological consultant at Adveniat (episcopal action for Latin America)
2005 – 2011 Academic assistant at the professorship of theological ethics, faculty of catholic theology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt
2010/11 & 2011/12 Deputy professorship „Theological ethics“, faculty of catholic theology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt
04/2012 – 03/2015 Post-doc investigation project (DFG): „Moral subject under asymmetric conditions. Ethical questionings in law enforcement“ (Frankfurt/Mainz)
02/2015 Completion of the habilitation procedure with the inaugural lecture; Venia Legendi for „Christian Social Ethics“
2015 – 03/2016 Guest professorship „Theological Ethics” at the Catholic University for applied sciences, Berlin
2016 Guest professorship of Christian Social Ethics, Julius-Maximilians-University, Wuerzburg
since 07/2016 Professorship of Christian Social Ethics, Julius-Maximilians-University, Wuerzburg


1994 1998 scholarship (Cusanuswerk)
1999 2002 scholarship (Cusanuswerk)
1999 Leopold-Lukas Award for young scholars, University of Tuebingen
2016 Lorenz-Werthmann-Award, Caritas Germany

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental questions of social ethics 
  • Ethics and Human Rights
  • Ethics and Migration
  • Ethics in context of law enforcement and prison chaplaincy
  • Legal ethics
  • Ethics, interculturality and post-/decolonial discourses
  • Latin American Theology



  • Working Community on Christian Social Ethics (AG CSE), Chair since 02/2022
  • Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church (CTEWC)
  • Societas Ethica
  • International association of moral theology and social ethics
  • AGENDA forum of female catholic theologians
  • Working group on ethics of the German conference of prison chaplaincy


Ministries and editorial boards:


  • Member of the German commission Justice and Peace
  • Chair of the working group Justice and Peace on Human Rights
  • Advisory Board of the yearbook for Christian social sciences
  • Consultant of the Episcopal committee  for Latin America (Adveniat)
  • Co-editor of the international theological journal CONCILIUM
  • Co-editor of the series „Ethik und Gesellschaft“ (Ethics and society), Nomos-Verlag
  • Member of the Editorial advisory board of the Journal „Ethik und Gesellschaft“


  • Academic dean (2018-2021)
  • Person of trust for the handling with scientific misconduct, University Wuerzburg (2017-2020)
  • Advisory board of the international peace movement Pax Christi, German section (2018-2022)
  • Juror for assignment of the Erwin-Kräutler-Awards for contextual theologies, University Salzburg (2011-2018)