Senior researchfellowof the Georg-Eckert-Institute for international textbooks research
Biography.Dr. ZrinkaŠtimacstudied religion and English language, literature and culture at Leibniz University Hanover and the University of Sarajevo. Her academic career commenced at the Centre for Religious Studies and the Study of Religion Seminar at the University of Münster. She subsequently received a research grant from the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) graduate school on South-East Europe at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and completed her doctorate in 2010 She then moved to Bielefeld University where she worked on the DFG research project ‘The Ethos of Religious Peace Builders’ and explored the habitus of collective religious actors. She later she took charge of teaching and administration for the discipline of religion at the same institution.
Among DrŠtimac’s voluntary activities in the field of education are the design and realization of the ‘Suitcase of Religion’ (Religionskoffer) project for multi-disciplinary education in schools (Hanover/Münster, 2002–4), as well as work for the education and culture department of the German Commission for UNESCO in Bonn. From 2004 to 2009 she served as general secretary of the European Association on World Religions in Education.
- Religion and Textbook Research. In: Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies.Fuchs, E. / Bock, A. (eds.), New York: Palgrave 2018 (im Erscheinen)
- ‘Culture of Religion’ – A Controversial and Secular School Subject in State Education.InReligious Education and the Politics of Citizenship by Matt Nelson (SOAS) and Aaron Glasserman. Columbia University Press, 2018.
- From Vrhbosna to Brussels. Catholic Religious Education Between Local and European Perspectives. In Politicization of Religion by GoranaOgnjenović and JasnaJozelić, Palgrave 2017, S. 99-127.
- Islamic Religious Instruction in the Context of EU Integration and Education Reform.InPoliticization of Religion by GoranaOgnjenović and JasnaJozelić, Palgrave 2017, S. 33-59.