Ipek Celik Rappas, Katharina Bauer, James Kapalo, and Martin Radermacher
Ipek A. Çelik Rappas is an Associate Professor of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University, Istanbul. Her book In Permanent Crisis: Ethnicity in Contemporary European Media and Cinema was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2015. Her research topics include migration and mobility in European cinema, and the relationship between identity, space and media in European cities.
Katharina Bauer is an Assistant Professor for Practical Philosophy at the Erasmus School of Philosophy (Erasmus University Rotterdam). She studied philosophy and comparative literature studies at Ruhr University Bochum. Her dissertation about philosophical theories of gift exchange was published in 2012 by Karl Alber Verlag. Her habilitation What I Must Do. Practical Necessity and Personal Limits was published by Mohr Siebeck in 2021. Her research areas include: moral philosophy, conceptions of dignity, hope in times of crisis, self-optimization and enhancement, theories of practical necessity, and theories of personal practical identity.
James A Kapaló is Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religions at University College Cork, Ireland. He is the author and editor of several books on religion in Central and Eastern Europe. His main research areas include religious change in twentieth-century Eastern Europe, material religion, Orthodox Christianity in the modern world, and religion and state security. From 2016-2021, He was Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Project Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: Hidden Galleries in the Secret Police Archives in Central and Eastern Europe (Hidden Galleries).
Martin Radermacher is a scholar of religion at the Center for Religious Studies (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany). He studied cultural and social anthropology as well as the comparative study of religion at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. His dissertation entitled Devotional Fitness: An Analysis of Contemporary Christian Dieting and Fitness Programs was published in 2017 in the Springer series “Popular Culture, Religion and Society: A Social-Scientific Approach.” His research areas include: spatial and materiality-based studies of religion; urban religions; evangelical movements in North America and Europe; sports, fitness, and religion; religion and the body; atmosphere as a concept in religious studies.