Academic staff in the Department of Religions and Philosophies.
Islam in South Asia; Afghanistan and Pakistan; Indo-Persianate sociocultural history; transnational non-Western history; activism and social movements.
Japanese religious history, especially the medieval period; Japanese Tantric Buddhism and the esotericisation of religious practice; Millenarian writings and prophecy; Kami-Buddhas associations
Shapoorji Pallonji Lecturer in Zoroastrianism
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.
History of Buddhism in Tibet, Mahāyāna Buddhism, Kanjur Studies, Vinaya, Religions of Central Asia, Tibetan, Sanskrit.
Medieval Arabic Intellectual History; medieval Arabic philosophy; medieval Islamic theology, especially kalam; ethical theory; the Islamic manuscript tradition.
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).
History of Chinese religion, notably Taoism and Buddhism; pre-modern Chinese history, especially the Tang period
Christianity; recent developments in African Christianity; the socio-political role of religion in Africa Socio-political role of Christianity in Africa; Africa's new charismatic churches
Cuneiform and Ancient Mesopotamian studies
Iranian and Central Asian philology; Christian and Manichaean texts from Central Asia.
Buddhist Studies; philosophical and religious doctrines; literature; iconography Buddhist iconography; Buddhist rituals; Buddhist doctrines; Buddhist history
Zoroastriansm, orality and the oral transmission of texts, Zoroastrian living tradition in Iran and India.
Anthropology of religion, theory in the study of religions, continental philosophy, Gramsci and religion, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, minorities (Dalits), mysticism and heresy, non-Western Christianities, Mediterranean anthropology; South-Asia (India, Bangladesh), Sardinia, world philosophies.