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Department of the Study of Religions

Dr Sian Hawthorne

PhD (London)

Overview

Sian Hawthorne
SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

Name:
Dr Sian Hawthorne
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4215
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
337
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 10am-12pm (during term time)

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Eleanor Tiplady Higgs, Women-centred theology in practice? A study of the theology and ethics of the Young Women's Christian Association in Kenya.
  • Jacqueline Daukes, Women in the Varkari Sampradaya
  • Jacquelyn P. Strey, Queer Moments, Queer Imaginings: The everyday activism of queer women in India
  • Jennifer Langer, Exile from Exile: The Representation of Cultural Memory in Literary Texts by Exiled Iranian Jewish Women
  • Jennifer Loh, Exploring the Construction of 'Political' Identity Among the Kinnars of Madhya Pradesh, India. 
  • Joa Pereira Mafra,
  • Kavita Unadkat, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Politics and the Contemporary Goddess Movement in the UK
  • Payal Patel, Female Subjectivity and Contemporary Yoga Practice
  • Samantha Langsdale, Damaged Bodies: Gendering Identity in Religious Discourse.
  • Steven O'Donnell, Sovereignty and apocalypticism in US and Muslim rhetoric.
  • Thomas Sparrow, Masculinity and Secularism in Historical and Contemporary Frame
  • Valerie Rylance, Lesbian Buddhism
  • Zara Ramsay, Religion, Gender and Development: Women’s Empowerment in South India

Research

Narrativity; Cultural Memory; Religion and Gender; Feminist Historiography; Postcolonial theory; Postsecularism and gender; Intellectual history in the study of religions.

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Book Chapters

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill (2013) 'Entangled Subjects: Feminism, Religion, and the Obligation to Alterity.' In: Evans, Mary and Hemming , Clare and Henry, Marsha and Johnstone, Hazel and Madhok, Sumi and Wearing, Sadie, (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Feminist Theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers. (In Press)

Hawthorne, Sian (2009) 'Religion and Gender. 'Contentious Traditions': The Study of Religions and the Gender-Theoretical Critique.' In: Clarke, Peter B., (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 134-151.

Hawthorne, Sian M. (2007) 'Western Feminism.' In: Malti-Douglas, Fedwa, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Farrington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, Thompson Gale.

Hawthorne, Sian M. (2007) 'Religion and Gende.' In: Malti-Douglas, Fedwa, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Farrington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, Thompson Gale.

Hawthorne, Sian (2005) 'Gender and Religion: History of Study.' In: Jones, L., (ed.), Encyclopedia of Religion. Vol. 5. Thomson Gale, pp. 3310-18.

Hawthorne, Sian M. (2005) 'Feminism: Feminism, Gender Studies, and Religion.' In: Jones, Lindsay, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Religions, second edition. Farrington Hills, MI: Thompson Gale, pp. 3023-3027.

Hawthorne, Sian M. (2005) 'Gynocentrism.' In: Jones, Lindsay, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Religions, second edition. Farrington Hills, MI: Thompson Gale, pp. 3719-3721.

Hawthorne, Sian (2004) 'Rethinking Subjectivity in the Gender-Oriented Study of Religions: Kristeva and the 'Subject-in-Process'.' In: King, U. and Beattie, T., (eds.), Gender, Religion and Diversity. Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Continuum, pp. 40-50.

Articles

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill (2013) 'Displacements: Religion, Gender, and the Catachrestic Demand of Postcoloniality.' International Journal of Religion and Gender, 3 (2).

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill and van Klinken, Adriaan (2013) 'Introduction. Catachresis: Religion, Gender, and Postcoloniality.' International Journal of Religion and Gender, 3 (2).

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill (2013) 'An Outlaw Ethics for the Study of Religions: Maternality and the Dialogic Subject in Julia Kristeva’s 'Stabat Mater'.' Culture and Dialogue, 3 (1). pp. 127-151.

Hawthorne, Sian (2011) 'Is There a (M)other in the Text?: Post-theistic Sikh Ontology and the Question of the Phallus.' Method & Theory in the Study of Religions, 23 (2). pp. 160-176.

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