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Professor Sondra Hausner 

Professor  Hausner is a Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford. She is a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in South Asian religion and culture.   She is the author of Wandering with Sadhus: Ascetics in the Hindu Himalayas (2007) and The Spirits of Crossbones Graveyard: Time, Ritual, and Sexual Commerce in London (2016), and the editor of Durkheim in Dialogue: A Centenary Celebration of The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (2013), among other volumes. From 2018 until 2021, she held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to examine the history of Hindu nationalism in India since independence.  Her work focuses on social and cultural theories of religion, religions and representations of South Asia and the Himalayas, migrant and diaspora religion, gender and identity, ritual experience and practice, Hinduism, and the history of nationalism.

She will be teaching on Tantra and Śākta in practice, research and field work.