Max Tretter

Short CV

Max Tretter is a research assistant at the Chair of Systematic Theology II (Ethics), Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. After a one-year study of free church theology in Essen and Nuremberg (2012-2013), he studied Protestant Lutheran theology in Erlangen and Berlin (2013-2019). From 2016 to 2019 he was a collegiate of the FAU Leonardo-Kolleg. From 2019 to 2020, he worked in the OwnData project, since 2020 he he has been a researcher in the joint project CwiC and is investigating the ethical aspects of the clinical use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data as well as their impact on the understanding of solidarity. In his dissertation project, he explores the interface between political publicity and aesthetics. Combining tools from political theory, Hip Hop Studies, and Public Theology, he asks what effect it has on the public sphere when, for example, hip hop is played and/or performed at Black Lives Matter protests, and how such aesthetic articulations can be assessed ethically.

Main field of research

  • AI-ethics
  • Political ethics and public sphere(s)
  • Hip Hop Studies (esp. Hip Hop and Religion)
  • Aesthetics, everyday- and popular culture
  • Animal ethics


Kochstraße 6
91054 Erlangen
Tel.: +49 9131 / 85-26889

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