Laura Christin Charlott Gonnermann

Laura Christin Charlott Gonnermann

Research Fellow

Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft/Geschichte und Religion Israels und seine Umwelt
Beethovenstraße 25
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35413


In 2017, after studying German Language and Theology in Kiel and Basel, I moved to the Leipzig University for my PhD. Here I am a research assistant at the Chair for History and History of Religion of Israel and its Environment under Prof. Angelika Berlejung and representative for diversity policy.

In my dissertation I focus on hieroglyphically inscribed Egyptian amulets, which were found in Israel/Palestine. Besides the focus on the cultural contact between Egypt and Israel/Palestine, the amulets contribute to the history of religion in the context of the Hebrew Bible.

Professional career

  • since 10/2019
    Representative of diversity policy of the Faculty of Theology at Leipzig University
  • since 03/2017
    Research Assistant (PhD student)
  • 06/2016 - 03/2017
    Research assistant to Prof. Angelika Berlejung in the third-party funded project 'Foreign Women' and in the project 'Ashdod-Yam'
  • 10/2013 - 09/2014
    Student assistant in the 'Perle'-project to improve teaching at the CAU (reorganization of the introductory phase of the study of Theology)
  • 10/2012 - 05/2016
    Student assistant at the Institute for Old Testament Studies (University of Kiel) with Prof. Markus Saur


  • 08/2014 - 06/2015
    University of Basel (studies abroad with focus on Egyptology and Semitic linguistics)
  • 08/2013 - 05/2016
    Master of Education: Theology and German linguistics and literature in Kiel and Basel
  • 03/2011 - 04/2016
    Scholarship of the ev. Studienwerk Villigst
  • 10/2009 - 08/2013
    Bachelor of Arts: Theology, German linguistics and literature, Economics/Politics
  • 06/2009
    A-levels at Humboldt-Schule Kiel

Research topics

  • Iconography and epigraphy as well as archaeology of Egyptian amulets from the southern Levant (dissertation)
  • 'Biblical' Archaeology (Excavation Project: Ashdod-Yam)
  • Cognitive metaphor based on Spr 22,17-21 and the teaching of Amenemope
  • Multilingualism in the 1st millennium BCE
  • Semitic and Egyptian linguistics
  • Biblical Studies - Overview of the Hebrew Bible

    During this introductory course students receive a general overview of the books of the Hebrew Bible.

  • Exegetical Methods to the Old Testament

    During this course students will learn exegetical methods and scientific tools for studying the Old Testament.

  • Scribal culture in the context of the Old Testament

    This course provides students with knowledge about ancient scribal culture. In addition it offers students the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills on an excursion to the New Museum Berlin and the Vorderasiatische Collection.