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Oliver Putz

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Visiting Research Fellow (2020)

Oliver Putz is Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Germany, where he studies the role of religion in a global societal transformation towards more just, equitable, and sustainable futures.

Before coming to the IASS, he was Assistant Professor of Theology and Science at Santa Clara University in California. Putz holds a PhD in biology from the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and a PhD in theology from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Aside from the role of religion in the anthropocene, Putz has conducted research on animal theology, theological anthropology, and suffering as a challenge for a contemporary theodicy.