RUB Research School


Name Eufinger , Veronika
Research field /
Career stage doctoral researcher
Home university/institution Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Department/Research unit at home university/institution Protestant Theology
Chair/Working group at home institution Center for Religious Studies and Center for Applied Pastoral Research

International activity

Country United States
Location Chicago
University Loyola University Chicago
Fund Research School PR.INT
Type of activity field research
Period No dates specified
Keywords /
Report I conducted the data collection of the American sample for my PhD thesis “Religious Strategies in Urban Areas. A Cross-cultural Comparison of German and American Churches” between August and October 2017. The funding of the “Research School Plus” program enabled me to visit eight urban churches in three different cities. During the research stay I interviewed church employees, took photographs of the church buildings, collected information material, and recorded participant observations of church activities. Additionally, I had the chance to discuss my theses about the mechanisms of urban Christianity with colleagues from the Institute of Pastoral Studies at the Loyola University Chicago.