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Kristina Stoeckl (1977, Austria) is full professor of sociology at LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (Rome) . From 2015 until 2023 she worked at the University of Innsbruck (Austria), since 2019 as full professor of sociology. She studied Comparative Literature and Russian at the University of Innsbruck (2001) and International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University in Budapest (2003). She holds a Phd in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence (2007). Before joining the University of Innsbruck in 2015, she was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Post-Doc Fellow at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (2009-2012) and APART Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences at the University of Vienna (2012-2015). In 2015, she received an ERC Starting Grant and FWF Start Prize for the project “Postsecular Conflicts”, which she directed as principal investigator from 2015 until 2022. In the past, she has been invited as Visiting Fellow at the IWM – Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna, the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies in Florence, and Uppsala University. She has published widely on sociology of religion, political sociology and political theory, with a focus on politics and religion, on state-religion relations in Russia, norm and anti-gender mobilizations and transnational religious actors. Her most recent book (co-authored together with Phillip Ayoub) is The Global Fight Against LGBTI Rights (2024) and the Italian translation of The Moralist International. Russia in the Global Culture Wars (2022, co-authored with Dmitry Uzlaner) is out with Luiss University Press in 2024.

From 2016 until 2023, Kristina Stoeckl was a Member of the >> Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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