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Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler

Faculty 9 – Cultural Studies

In January 2018, Kerstin Radde-Antweiler was appointed to a professorship at the Institut für Religionswissenschaft und Religionspädagogik [Institute for Religious Education and Study of Religions] in Faculty 9, Cultural Studies. Her research interests are mediatization and religion, recent Catholicism in Germany and the Philippines, religion and video gaming as well as the theory of ritual. After studying Protestant theology in Bielefeld and Heidelberg, she earned her doctorate in religious studies at the University of Heidelberg. She wrote her dissertation on “Ritual Design in the World Wide Web” while working in the Collaborative Research Center “Ritual Dynamics” in the project “Between Online-Religion and Religion-Online: Constellations for Ritual Transfer in the Medium Internet”. In 2008 she moved to the Institute for Religious Education and Study of Religions at the University of Bremen as a research associate, where she later became a junior professor in 2012. Radde-Antweiler leads the “Religion and Media” lab at the University of Bremen’s Center for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) and part of the research group “Communicative Figurations in Times of Deep Mediatization.” She is editor of the online journal GAMEVIRONMENTS.

Prof. Dr. Johanna Myrzik

Faculty 1 – Physics/Electrical Engineering

On March 1, 2018, Johanna Myrzik received her appointment as Professor of Automation Technology in the Faculty of Physics / Electrical Engineering at the University of Bremen. Her specialty lies in the automation of future energy networks with a high proportion of renewable energy sources. After studying for her Diplom in electrical engineering at the TU Darmstadt, she was awarded her doctorate at the University of Kassel. This was followed by 9 years as a researcher in the Netherlands. At the TU Eindhoven (Netherlands), she was as associate professor responsible for the research fields of decentralized and urban energy supply, power electronics and power quality. In 2009 she was appointed Professor of Energy Efficiency at the TU Dortmund, and in 2011 she became Deputy Head of the Institute for Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics in Dortmund. Future energy networks require a hybrid multi-sectoral structure that not only has to adapt dynamically to technical requirements and needs, but is also strongly influenced by digitalization and societal change. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in energy networks will therefore be at the center of her research and teaching activities at the University of Bremen.

Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann

Faculty 7 – Business Studies and Economics

Vera Hagemann took up the Chair of Human Resources in the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics on March 1, 2018. After completing her psychology studies with a focus on occupational and organizational psychology at the University of Trier, training as a behavioral trainer, and a stay abroad as an in-house consultant in Bangkok, Prof. Hagemann worked at the Chair for Organizational Psychology at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and in the field of organizational and business psychology in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where she earned her doctorate in psychology in 2011. In 2015 she moved to the Ruhr-University Bochum in the research unit for labor, organization and business psychology. At the same time, in 2014 and 2015 she was a Visiting Professor in the department Human Resources, Leadership and Organization at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria). Hagemann brings to the University of Bremen her research focus on high responsibility teams and their further training opportunities, as well as requirement analysis, feedback, debriefing and analysis of the changing work and design options of work caused by digitalization.