University professor at the Department of Old Testament Studies at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Graz.
2017 Honorary doctorate (Dr. phil. h.c.) of the University Gießen (Germany); since 2017 vice spokesperson of the International Graduate School „Resonant Self-World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices“; 2011 Guest professorship for Old Testament at the Facultá Valdese in Rome; 2009–2015 Coordinator for the Section of Feminist Exegesis for the International Meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature (USA); 2007–2011 Vice-rector for Research and Continuing Education at Karl-Franzens-University Graz; 2007 Styrian research award; since 2006 Initiator and co-editor of the series “The Bible and Women. An Encyclopaedia of Exegesis and Cultural History”; 2005–2008 Chairwoman of the „Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Katholischen Alttestamentler und Alttestamentlerinnen des deutschen Sprachraumes“ (AGAT), 2002–2005 acting chairwoman; since 2004 Professor for Old Testament Studies at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Graz; 2003 Bad Herrenalber Academy Award; 2002–2006 Member of the Advisory Board for the translation project “Die Bibel in gerechter Sprache”; 2001–2003 President of the European Society of Women in Theological Research (ESWTR); Studienjahr 2000/01: Guest professorship at the “Theologisches Studienjahr Jerusalem”, Hagia Maria Sion-Dormition Abbey; since 2000 Co-editor of the series “Jahrbuch für biblische Theologie”; 1999–2004 Responsible for the working group on gender research at Bonn University; 1998–2006 Member of the editorial board in the commission for the new translation of the Zurich Bible; 1997–2004 University Professor (C-4) for “Old Testament and Theological Gender Studies” at the Catholic Theological Faculty of Bonn University; 1995/96 Friedrich von Spee endowed professorship at the Catholic Theological Faculty of Bamberg University; 1995 Guest professorship at the Catholic Theological Faculty in Vienna; 1994–1997 A.o. Professor (formerly: Ass. Prof.) at the Institute for Old Testament Studies at Graz University (tenured position); 1993–1999 Member of the editorial board (section on feminist theology) of the international journal “Concilium”; 1993 Guest professorship at the Protestant Theological Faculty of Marburg an der Lahn; 1993 Habilitation; 1988 Promotion; 1983–1994 University assistant at the Institute for Old Testament Studies at Graz University; 1982 Magisterium; 1977–1982 Studies of Catholic Theology in Graz; 1977 Teaching diploma for primary schools, additional exam for teaching religion at primary school level; 1957 Born in Bad Aussee, Austria.