PhD Student with Junior Fellow Bernhard Spielberg
Franziska Seidler was born in the city of Oberkirch (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) in 1988. She studied Catholic Theology at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg from 2008 to 2015. From September 2012 to May 2013 Seidler studied as exchange student at the Pontifical Universitiy St. Patrick’s College Maynooth in Ireland. In June 2015 she finished her studies in Freiburg and received her Master degree in Catholic Theology. Since October 2015 Seidler joined the Junior Fellow Bernhard Spielberg‘s group at Frias as a PhD student.
The research group of Junior Fellow Bernhard Spielberg analyses the global transformations of Catholicism with special focus on strategies of Plurality, role Models and Questions of God (Globale Transformationen des Katholizismus: Pluralitätsstrategien – Rollenmodelle- Gottesfragen). Franziska Seidler’s perspective will focus on the changing role of pastors in the Catholic Church of sub-Saharan Africa. The emphasis will be on the motivation, the training concepts and the underlying theological options.