Lea Kirsten Matthaei

Research Assistant

Research Interests

Ethics and Religion in Peace and Conflict, Religion in Contemporary Society as it is connected to Politics, Development Work and Secularisation, Intercultural and Interreligious Encounter and Dialogue.


​As a student of Religion in Contemporary Society at MF, the Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, I am currently working on my Master Thesis associated to PRIO. The thesis explores the role of ethics in peace negotiations and mediation, aiming at a broad and abstract mapping of ethical considerations. A focus is laid on the process and procedures of negotiations with a starting point of the negotiating parties perspectives.


2020 -             MA, Religion in Contemporary Society, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo

2019 - 2020    BA International Social Work, Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Ludwigsburg, Germany

2014 - 2019    BA Diaconal Sciences, Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Relevant Work Experience

11/2022 -       Research Assistant, PRIO (project: FAIR)

10/2021 -       Research Consultant for Areopagos (Topic Religion and Dialogue)

2021               Writing Mentor for the Academic Writing Center at MF


​2021, Lea Matthaei, Wolfang Ilg. Book Chapter: "Partizipation und Leitung" (Participation and Leadership) in Hirschberg, ‎Plisch, Freudenberg: Handbuch Studierendenseelsorge (Handbook of Pastoral Care in University Congregations).

2019, Lea Kirsten Matthaei. Bachelorthesis Protestant University of Applied Sciences Ludwigsburg: "Interkulturelle Begegnungsräume im Sozialraum. Eine empirische Untersuchung individueller Perspektiven" (Areas of Intercultural Encounters within Social Spaces. An Empirical Investigation of Individual Points of View). Free Access: https://kidoks.bsz-bw.de/frontdoor/deliver/index/docId/1681/file/Interkult_Begegnungsraeume_Matthaei.pdf


German (mother tongue), English (C1), Norwegian (B2).


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