Oliver Krüger is Professor for the Study of Religion in the Department of Social Sciences at Fribourg University (Switzerland). He studied Sociology, Comparative Study of Religion and Classical Archeology at the University of Bonn from 1994-1999. His Ph.D. thesis in the Study of Religion deals with the idea of immortality in posthumanism. From 2002-2005 Krüger was part of the special research centre Ritualdynamik at Heidelberg University and searched dynamics of neopagan rituals and their communication on the Internet. At the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University he focused on the alternative funeral culture in the United States from 2005-2007. Then he became Professor for the Study of Religion at Fribourg University.