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Dr. Hannah Grünenthal

: Dr. Hannah Grünenthal

Building/room:  Sportturm (SpT) C6250
Phone:  +49 (0) 421 218 679 24

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

Member in the ZeMKI Lab: "Media and Religion"


Study of Religions with a focus on Literature and Media of Religions


Hannah Grünenthal studied religious studies, modern Indology and psychology in Heidelberg. In 2021 she received her doctorate at the University of Bremen on the subject of authority constructions and localization processes in the Catholic Church using the example of charismatic renewal in the Catholic Church. As a research associate at the Institute for Religious Studies and Religious Education Bremen from 2013 to 2019, she examined positions and negotiation processes of religious actors in times of profound mediatization, including in the Creative Unit of the ZeMKI. Since 2022 she has been researching the role of religious organizations in society in the wake of the corona pandemic as part of the international research project "ReCov-19" ("The Changing Role of Religion in Societies Emerging from Covid-19").

Research focus

Religion in times of deep mediatization, Religion and Covid-19, religious authority, Catholizism in Germany


Arbeitskreis Religion und moderne Massenmedien (AKRMMM) der DVRW

Arbeitskreis Evangelikale, Pentekostale und Charismatische Bewegungen (AK EPCB) der DVRW

GeNet of the ISMRC


  1. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin/Grünenthal, Hannah (2020): New Possibilities for Carrying out their Ministry to and for the Word of God’? The Roman Catholic Church as a Religious Organisation in Times of Deep Mediatisation. In: Ecclesial Practices 7/1, 67–82.
  2. Grünenthal, Hannah (2018): The Father Said Goodbye. The German Press’ Reactions to the Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the Conclave. In: Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, 7(3), S. 381-399.
  3. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin/Grünenthal, Hannah (2018): Introduction. Religious Authority. Ascribing Meaning to a Theoretical Term. In: Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, 7(3), S. 368-380.
  4. Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin/Grünenthal, Hannah/Gogolok, Sina (2018): „How do you feel about media?” The Roman Catholic Church in times of deep mediatization. In: Hepp, Andreas/Breiter, Andreas/Hasebrink, Uwe (Hrsg.): Communicative Figurations. Palgrave.