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Department of the Study of Religions

Dr Sian Hawthorne

PhD (London)

Overview

Sian Hawthorne
Department of the Study of Religions

Lecturer in Critical Theory and the Study of Religions

Centre for Media and Film Studies

Associate Member, Centre for Media and Film Studies

Centre for Gender Studies

Member

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
  • 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
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi

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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