PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen
- Thesis title: Outside the Palace, the Night: Spirits, landscape and perception among Buddhist laity in Ladakh, Himalayan India
MSc Social Anthropology, Wolfson College, Oxford
BA (Hons) Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL
2017/2018 Course co-ordinator for:
DR2074 - Religions of the World: Asia
- General introduction to the history, doctrines and practice of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Shinto.
DR2575 - Theories of Religion
- Provides a general introduction to a range of sociological, anthropological and psychological theories of religion.
RS2505 - Buddhism
- Introduction to the doctrines and practice of Buddhism, with a focus on Mahāyāna philosophy and modern issues within Tibetan Buddhism.
DR305C/4043 (Special Subject) - Shamanism and Spirit Possession
- Guided reading on peripheral possession cults and Inner Asian shamanism, assessed on the basis of an extended essay.
- Further Info
Religion in Tibetan and Himalayan societies, Tibetan Buddhism, Ladakh and Zangskar, spirits and spirit possession, landscape, perception.
- Unwritten Lands: sbas yul in Ladakh and Zangskar. Presented at the 14th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, University of Bergen, Norway.
- Gifts from the Hidden People: Spirits and the Uncanny in the Landscape of a Zangskari Village. Presented at the interdisciplinary conference ‘Wild or Domesticated – Uncanny in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives to Mind’, Tieteiden Talo, Helsinki, Finland.