SOAS University of London

Centre of Buddhist Studies

Members

Centre's Chair:

Prof. Ulrich Pagel

Centre Chair

Ulrich Pagel
Chair
Ulrich Pagel

History of Buddhism in Tibet, Mahāyāna Buddhism, Kanjur Studies, Vinaya, Religions of Central Asia, Tibetan, Sanskrit. 

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4782
  • Email: up1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Room 343
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 3:00-5:00 p.m

Committee Members

Lucia Dolce
Committee Member
Lucia Dolce
Japanese religious history, especially the medieval period; Japanese Tantric Buddhism and the esotericisation of religious practice; Millenarian writings and prophecy; Kami-Buddhas associations
  • Tel: 020 7898 4217
  • Email: ld16@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 342
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 3:00-4:00
Christian Luczanits
Committee Member
Christian Luczanits

History of art and architecture of the Himalayan region; Buddhist art of the western Himalayas; Gandharan art; presenting and exhibiting Buddhist art; heritage, preservation and conservation.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4162
  • Email: cl46@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B407
  • Academic Support Hours: Friday 10am-12pm

Antonello Palumbo
Committee Member
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Ideological history of pre-modern China; Chinese religions, notably Taoism and Buddhism; history of the Buddhist canon in China; Manichaeism and Iranian influences in medieval China; Chinese cultural relations with Central Asia

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4768
  • Email: ap47@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 345
  • Academic Support Hours: Fridays 3-5pm - On research leave Term 1, 2018-19

Members

T H Barrett
Member
T H Barrett
History of Chinese religion, notably Taoism and Buddhism; pre-modern Chinese history, especially the Tang period
Peter Flügel
Member
Peter Flügel

Jaina Studies; South Asian History & Culture; Anthropology & Sociology of Religion

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4776
  • Email: pf8@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 341
  • Academic Support Hours: Friday 3:00-4:00 pm

Nathan W. Hill
Member
Nathan Hill

Tibetan language from Old Tibetan to Modern Standard Tibetan; Tibetan historical and biographical literature; historical, descriptive and corpus linguistics, in particular with reference to Tibetan or other Tibeto-Burman/Sino-Tibetan languages; Chinese minorities; Mongolian

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4512
  • Email: nh36@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 396
  • Academic Support Hours: Not teaching in 2018/19

Peter D. Sharrock
Member
Peter Sharrock
He is now focusing on the evidence in Indochina for the influence of tantric or esoteric Buddhism, developed in the great monasteries of the Ganges valley and diffused and developed in different ways through much of Asia.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4462
  • Email: ps56@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B406
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 3pm-4pm
Renate Söhnen-Thieme
Member
Renate Sohnen Thieme
Sanskrit language and literature; classical Indian religions; folklore and music of Baltistan

Ashley Thompson
Member
Ashley Thompson

Southeast Asian arts, aesthetics, literatures and cultural histories, with a focus on Cambodia, from the Angkorian to the post-Angkorian to the contemporary; Theravadin Buddhist arts, literatures and ritual; cultural heritage; sexual difference; deconstruction; memory and textuality.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4130
  • Email: at50@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B301
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 4-5pm (16:00-17:00)
Louise Tythacott
Member
Louise Tythacott

Chinese and Buddhist art in museums; history of Yuanmingyuan (or ‘Summer Palace’) collections; museology; colonialism and material culture; post-colonial critiques of museum representations; history and theory of collecting; art and anthropology.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4159
  • Email: lt15@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B320
  • Academic Support Hours: On Research Leave until term 2 2018-2019


Research Associates

Wendi Adamek
Research Associate
Wendi Adamek

Chinese Buddhism, Buddhist art and archaeology, network theory, phenomenolgy, environmental literature.




Research Student Members


Roberta Ginleiz Gattodoro
Research Student Member
Roberta G. Gattodoro

One-to-one tutoring entails for me a constant engagement with the very core of SOAS - its students. What makes each session a beauty is the dialogue between the students' particular features and my methodological expertise. Ultimately, I am given the chance to share with students a brief piece of their path towards a degree and, hopefully, helping in taking a step forward.



Yael Shiri
Research Student Member
Yale Shiri
  • Email: ys13@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 343
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 11-12 (Term 1 week 5 onwards only)

Kulamitra David Zukas
Research Student Member
David Zukas

I’m interested in what material remains reveal of the life of early Buddhists. I'm revealing networks of smaller hermitages and monastic rock-shelters in-between three major early rock-cut Buddhist monasteries.