Dr Silje Lyngar Einarsen
Dr Einarsen is an Assistant Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University. She is currently co-manager of the Śākta Traditions research programme. Her PhD research was concerned with the relationship between Hindu scriptures and religious practice. She has conducted research on the role of Śākta texts and ritual performances during Navarātri in Benares, combining textual and ethnographic research methods, working with Puranic textual material and ritual handbooks. Silje is also interested in medieval yoga traditions and has worked on the Netratantra, the Kubjikāmātatantra and the Haṭhapradīpikā with other members of the Śākta Traditions research programme. Silje is currently working on a Danish translation of the Haṭhapradīpikā.