Michael Braunschweig

Michael Braunschweig, Dr. theol.


SP 1 Normativity of Human Reproduction


Michael U. Braunschweig is a post-doctoral researcher in the URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R, sub-project 1 Normativity of Human Reproduction at the University of Zurich. 

Michael's research interests include Family ethics, conceptions of the good life, bio- and medical ethics of reproduction, Christian social ethics, religious ethics. In his current research, he examines how medical and biotechnological developments are changing the understanding of human reproduction and the relevant relationships, rights, duties, and responsibilities involved from a theological-ethical perspective.



  • Dr. theol., University of Zurich (2018)
  • M. Th. Theology, University of Zurich (2013)
  • B. Th. Theology and Philosophy, University of Zurich (2010)


Work and research experience

  • Senior Assistant to the Chair of Theological Ethics (Prof. Dr. Michael Coors), University of Zurich (2019-2021)
  • Lecturer in Ethics, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich (since 2019)
  • Project manager „Reformierte im Dialog“ and Associate „Polit-Forum Bern“, Bern (2016-2020)
  • Teaching Assistant Advanced Studies of Applied Ethics (since 2013)
  • Assistant to the Chair of Theological Ethics (Prof. Dr. Richard Amesbury), University of Zurich (2013-2018)
  • Visiting researcher, Claremont Graduate University, CA, USA (2015) 
  • Fellow of Studienkolleg zu Berlin, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Berlin, Germany (2008-2009)