Tabea Ott

Short CV

Tabea Ott is a research assistant at the Chair of Systematic Theology II (Ethics) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. She studied Protestant Theology, German Studies and Education in Erlangen, Cluj-Napoca, Aberdeen, and Munich and was a scholarship holder of the Max Weber Program during her studies. Since 2021, she works in the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center 1483 EmpkinS and the StMGP-funded project digiOnko. Both projects investigate the use of digital technologies in healthcare from an interdisciplinary perspective. In her doctoral thesis she addresses the theological-ethical chances and challenges in dealing with digital technologies, in particular the use of artificial intelligence. Visibility, vulnerability and intersectionality are key areas of her research. For her thesis “Wohltätiger Zwang in der Geburtsmedizin? Sozialanthropologische Untersuchung des Verhältnisses von Anerkennung und Vulnerabilität in der Geburtshilfe in theologisch-ethischer Perspektive” [Benevolent coercion in obstetrics? Social anthropological investigation of the relationship between recognition and vulnerability in obstetrics in a theological-ethical perspective] she received the Ernst Wolf Award 2021 of the Society for Protestant Theology and a distinction from FAU for her state examination. In 2022, she received the Young Scholar’s Paper Award at the 58th Annual Conference of the Societas Ethica in Zurich. Since 2024, she is a scholarship holder of the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt) at the Graduate Center for Doctoral Candidates.

Main field of research

  • Recognition and vulnerability
  • Care ethics
  • Feminist theology
  • Medical ethics and ethics of artificial intelligence

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