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Dr. Dr. Lisa Kienzl

: Dr. Dr. Lisa Kienzl

Building/room:  Sportturm (SpT) C6205
Phone:  +49 (0) 421 218 679 12

E-Mail:  kienzlprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Member in the ZeMKI Lab: "Media and Religion"


Study of Religions. Literature and Media of Religions


Lisa Kienzl studied European Ethnology / Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies at Roskilde University and University of Graz. She completed her PhD in European Ethnology / Cultural Anthropology in 2012 with a thesis addressing the (de-)construction of an Austrian national identity and its relation to the growing anti-Semitism in media discourses in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Further, she completed her PhD in Religious Studies 2014 addressing the TV-series Supenatural. Her thesis in Religious Studies dealt with the discursive and semiotic construct of the narrative and the representation as well as the influence of religious elements on the depiction of masculinity. Since 2018 she works as a researcher in the field of literature and media of religions at the Institute for Religious Studies and Religion Education at the University of Bremen. Lisa Kienzl teaches in the field of literature and media of religions and researches the interconnection of esports and religion.


  1. Kienzl, Lisa (2019): Interview with Déyfou-lah Sani Bah-Traore on the Togolese Game Origin – the Rise of Dzitri. In: gamevironments 11, www.gameviron-, S.127-133.

  2. Kienzl, Lisa/Trattner, Kathrin (2019): Introduction. houghts on the Entanglement of the Concepts and Notions of a Nation, Nationalism and Identity in Relation to Video Games and Gaming Culture. In: gamevironments 11,, S. 1-22.

  3. Kienzl, Lisa/Trattner, Kathrin (2019): Special Issue Nation(alism), Identity and Video Gaming. In: gamevironments 11

  4. Trattner Kathrin/Kienzl, Lisa (2019): Round Table Discussion on Nation(alism), Identity and Video Gaming with Megan Condis, Marijam Didžgalvytė, Georg Hobmeier and Souvik Mukherjee. In: gamevironments 11,, S.65-85.

  5. Kienzl, Lisa (2018): Antagonisten, Antihelden und die Suche nach Gott. Inszenierte Ambivalenz in PREACHER. In: Heimerl, Theresia/Wessely, Christian (Hrsg.): Welt- entwürfe im Comic/Film. Mensch, Gesellschaft, Religion. Religion und Medien 2. Marburg: Schüren, S. 302-320.

  6. Kienzl, Lisa (2018): Der sündigste aller TV-Priester: Zur Serie „Preacher“. In: Religionswissenschaftsblog, 5.7.2018, te-aller-TV-Priester-ZurSerie-Preacher?_blogGroup=1.