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Denise Polaczuk

Educational Record

  • since 2022 PhD student in Religious Studies at the Paris-Lodron-University in Salzburg

  • 2017-2019 Study of the Master Degree Course Religious and Cultural Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich; Certificate: Master of Arts

  • 2014-2017 Study of the Bachelor Degree Course Religious Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich; Certificate: Bachelor of Arts

Denise Polaczuk is a passionate scholar in the field of religious studies and a freelance proof-reader from Munich.

Research Focus

Denise Polaczuk is interested in the role of religion in contemporary global poltics and the respective historical backgrounds. In particular, her research is occupied with Christian traditions in Europe during the 13th - 16th century, frequently applying interdisciplinary approaches from the fields of Semiotics and Gender Studies.

Additionally, she has investigated current conspiracy ideologies and anti-religious or rather anti-islamic trends in German right-wing milieu, as well as their development out of secularisation processes since the Protestant Reformation.


  • April 2017 - September 2019 Promotion by the scholarship "Deutschlandstipendium"



  • 26th May 2017 "Vagina Dentata - a multi-media discourse?"

during the students' symposium Opening Pandora's Box - Sex, Power & Religion

at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich

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