Gregor Buss

Dr. Gregor Buss

Research Fellow
Gregor Buss

Gregor Buss is a research fellow at Truman Institute since October 2016. He is part of the Africa Unit and co-founder of "Africounters – An Interdisciplinary Workshop Series Focused on Africa". He studied Catholic theology at Muenster University, Germany, and holds a PhD from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. His research interests include: Christianity in the global south, secularization, Catholic Church and HIV/AIDS in Africa, intercultural ethics, Catholic Church and socialism. Currently, he is working on Christian ethics in Africa.

Selected publications:

  • Catholic priests and state security. Historical background and ethical reflection, Muenster 2017
  • (with K. Fleischer et al.) Responses of the Catholic Church to HIV and AIDS in Africa: Lessons Learned, Bonn 2015
  • (with M. Luber) Opening new rooms. Mission and secularizations worldwide, Regensburg 2013.

Academic Biography:

  • 2015 – present Postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows, Hebrew University Jerusalem
  • 2013–2015 - Head of the unit for Africa, mission and interreligious dialogue, German Bishops’ Conference, Bonn
  • 2012–2013 - Interim professor for mission studies and theologies beyond Europe, University of Muenster
  • 2010–2013 - Research associate, Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt/Main
  • 2010 - PhD in Catholic theology, Charles University Prague
  • 2009 - Licentiate in Catholic theology, Charles University Prague
  • 2006 - Teaching degree for secondary schools (religious education, English), University of Muenster
  • 2006 - Diploma in Catholic theology, University of Muenster

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