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URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R

Leonie  Abstein

Leonie Abstein, M. theol.

  • PhD Candidate
  • SP 1 Normativity of Human Reproduction

Leonie Abstein is a PhD candidate in the URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R, sub-project 1 Normativity of Human Reproduction at the University of Zurich.


  • PhD candidate URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded H2R, subproject 1 – University of Zurich, Switzerland (since 2023)
  • M. Th. Protestant Theology, University of Heidelberg, Germany (2023)
    • One semester at the University of Leipzig, Germany (2020 – 2021)
    • Three semesters at Melanchthon Centre for Ecumenical Studies – Pontifical Gregorian University, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Pontifical University Santa Croce, Waldensian Faculty of Theology, Rome, Italy (2019 – 2021)
  • B. Th. Protestant Theology, Augustana Hochschule Neuendettelsau, Germany (2017 – 2019

Work and research experience

  • Member of the working group "Europe and ecumenical theology”, Protestant Church in Baden (since July 2022)
  • Youth Delegate of Protestant Church in Baden at Continental Assembly Europe, Mission 21, Basel, Switzerland (since September 2020)
  • Research assistant in project "Oral History“, Basel Mission, Switzerland  (June – July 2023)
  • Student assistant for network "Theology, Digitalisation and Ethics“ of Protestant Church in Germany (EKD), Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft (FEST), Heidelberg, Germany (January 2022 – June 2023)
  • Fellowship of Heinrich Böll Stiftung Germany (2019 – 2023)