Academic staff in the School of History, Religions and Philosophies.
Islam in South Asia; Afghanistan and Pakistan; Indo-Persianate sociocultural history; transnational non-Western history; activism and social movements.
The history of Buddhist societies in South and Southeast Asia and of culture, technology, and warfare in colonial Africa and Asia
Japanese religious history, especially the medieval period; Japanese Tantric Buddhism and the esotericisation of religious practice; Millenarian writings and prophecy; Kami-Buddhas associations
Early colonial South African history; slavery and emancipation in the Cape Colony
Shapoorji Pallonji Lecturer in Zoroastrianism
History of precolonial South Asia, in particular Muslim polities and societies; the Deccan, 1300-1700; South Asia and the early modern Muslim world.
Jaina Studies; South Asian History and Culture; Anthropology and Sociology of Religion.
Post-Kantian Philosophy - particularly Fichte and Hegel -; critical social theories - particularly the Frankfurt School and decoloniality; critical social epistemologies; metaphysics; American pragmatism.
Narrativity; Cultural Memory; Religion and Gender; Feminist Historiography; Postcolonial theory; Postsecularism and gender; Intellectual history in the study of religions.
Judaism in Hellenistic and Roman times; rabbinic literature; social history of Jews in late antiquity; American Jewish history and literature, Jewish identity, gender studies
Professor Hintze takes an interest in all aspects of Zoroastrianism, the religion of pre-Islamic Iran.
Comparative philosophy, African philosophy (esp. ethics, ontology and epistemology), African philosophy of disability, philosophy of alterity, philosophy of the body, African feminist philosophy, philosophy of music, postcolonial and decolonial philosophy.
China, Social and Cultural History; The Early Press and the History of Communication; Environmental History
Lecturer in the Department of History
Early Islamic History from 600 to1100, Arabic historiography, Islamic archaeology, historical geography of the Middle East, castle building in the Middle East, history of al-Andalus (Muslim Spain and Portugal)
Popular religions in early modern China (16th-20th cc); Christianity in china (18th-20th cc); Opium and other narcotics (18th-20th cc); Manchu history (16th-20th cc)
History of modern South Asia, particularly the transition to independence; gender, family and law in colonial and post-colonial India
History of Buddhism in Tibet, Mahāyāna Buddhism, Kanjur Studies, Vinaya, Religions of Central Asia, Tibetan, Sanskrit.
Modern West African history, especially social and gender history of Western Mali, history of West African slavery and emancipation.
Pre-Twentieth Century West Central African history; slavery, racial thinking and colonialism; legal, labor and social history
Medieval Arabic Intellectual History; medieval Arabic philosophy; medieval Islamic theology, especially kalam; ethical theory; the Islamic manuscript tradition.
Nineteenth and twentieth century social and intellectual history, particularly of the Bombay Presidency; communalism and nationalism in India; debates around secularism and religious intolerance.
Postcolonial Theory, Critical Political Economy, Islamic Studies, African Studies, Middle East Studies, Ottoman History, Legal History, Science and Technology Studies, Histories of Capitalism, Anthropologies of Debt and Neoliberalism.
Nineteenth century transformations in western India, gender, caste and community in law and governance, histories of partition India/Palestine.
Dr Yousef Moradi is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Experienced Researcher in the Department of Religions and Philosophies, holding a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship of the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme (H2020-MSCA-IF-2017).
Zoroastriansm, orality and the oral transmission of texts, Zoroastrian living tradition in Iran and India.