Andreas Melson Gregersen

Doctoral Research Fellow

Religious Studies

Special fields:

  • Material Culture
Phone: 22590563
Office: 321A

Presentation

I have my background from philosophy & science theory, and history from Roskilde University.

As a PhD-student I study the relationship between materiality and religion. Theoretical I'm particularly interested in theories of meditation. Therefore I am interested in the role of artefacts, rooms, technologies and things in Protestant practices; how materiality forms practice, and how the experience is mediated by materiality. I try to make a contribution to the understanding of mediation in religious studies (David Morgan, Birgit Meyer) by using philosophy of techonology (Latour, Don Ihde, Peter-Paul Verbeek) and atmosphere philosophy (Gernot Böhme) to analyze Danish Protestant practice. More specific, I study how materiality is included in the Church of Denmark's traditional and alternative liturgical practices, and how materiality affects the experiences of the churchgoers.

Publications

An overview of total production (cristin.no)

Education and professional practice

2008 - 2010Humanistic Basic Studies (Roskilde University)
2010 - 2011BA in Philosophy & Science Studies and History (Roskilde University).
2011 - 2014MA in Philosophy & Science Studies and History (Roskilde University). Master thesis in Philosophy & Science Studies.