Lisa Harms' research focuses on legal mobilization of religious minorities and majorities at the European Court of Human Rights. Acknowledging the rising importance of international courts as a key player in conflicts about public regulation of religion, her doctoral thesis analyses how faith-based and secular advocacy groups - through strategic litigation at the transnational level - influence the developments of the normative framework of religious liberty. She conducts her doctoral research at the University of Göttingen as well as Sciences Po Paris. She is regularly in charge of seminar classes at the department of Sociology of the University of Göttingen.
Lisa holds a Master in Political Sociology from
Sciences Po Paris. Her master thesis examines the accommodation of
religious diversity in public institutions. Conceptually building on a
new-institutionalism approach, the thesis compares the development of
Muslim chaplaincy in prisons in different Länder of Germany.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
October 2019 - September 2020