Beatrice Trînca is a scholar of the Study of Religion as well as of German literature. After her studies of German, English, French, and European Ethnology at the University of Würzburg (Germany) and at the Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca (Romania) she received her doctorate degree with a thesis entitled “Parrieren und undersnîden: Wolframs Poetik des Heterogenen”. From 2005 to 2012 she carried out her research within the project “Klerikales Inspirationskonzept und Autorschaft. Zu aktuellen Fragen der Mediävistik”. Since 2012 she has been assistant professor at the Institute for the Study of Religion at the Freie Universtät Berlin. In 2013 she was awarded the “Feodor-Lynen-Scholarship” by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in order to conduct research at the University of Toronto. She was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Her research focuses on the Aesthetics of Religion, Gender, Religion and Literature in the Middle Ages and in the Early Modern Period, Mysticism, and the Reception of the Middle Ages. She has taught at Freie Universität Berlin and at the Universities of Würzburg, Siena-Arezzo, Santiago de Compostela, British Columbia (Vancouver), and Toronto.