"What is Religion? A View from South Asia"
|Lecture: What is Religion? A View from South AsiaTUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018, 7:30PM EDT|
Oxford's Pierce Visiting Scholar program welcomes David Gellner as one of our visiting scholars. The Pierce Visiting Scholar program is an exchange between Oxford College and Oxford University.
Gellner is currently head of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, a position he also occupied from 2009-2012. His doctoral research (1982-4) was on the traditional, Vajrayana Buddhism of the Newars and on Newar social organization, in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
He has carried out fieldwork in Nepal on many subsequent occasions, broadening his interests to include politics and ethnicity, healers, mediums, and popular approaches to misfortune, religious change, activism of all sorts, democratization, elections, borderlands, Dalits, and class formation.
This is an Oxford Studies event.