SOAS University of London

Centre of Buddhist Studies

Members

Centre's Chair:

Prof. Ulrich Pagel

Centre Chair

Ulrich Pagel
Chair , Centre of Buddhist Studies
Ulrich Pagel

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

  • Tel: 020 7898 4782
  • Email: up1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Room 338
  • Office Hours: Mondays 4:00-5:30 p.m

Committee Members

Lucia Dolce
Committee Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
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
  • Office Hours: Term 2 : Thursdays 3:00-4:00
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 2017/18
Christian Luczanits
Committee Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
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
  • Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm

Antonello Palumbo
Committee Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
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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: 020 7898 4768
  • Email: ap47@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 345
  • Office Hours: Fridays 3:00-5:00pm

Members

T H Barrett
Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
T H Barrett
History of Chinese religion, notably Taoism and Buddhism; pre-modern Chinese history, especially the Tang period
Peter Flügel
Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
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
  • Office Hours: Mondays 3-4pm

Nathan W. Hill
Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
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: 377
  • Office Hours: Not teaching in 2017/18

Marta Sernesi
Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
Marta Sernesi
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4755
  • Email: ms153@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 473
  • Office Hours: Thursday 2-3pm / Friday 3-4pm
Peter D. Sharrock
Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
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
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 3pm-4pm

Renate Söhnen-Thieme
Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
Renate Sohnen Thieme
Sanskrit language and literature; classical Indian religions; folklore and music of Baltistan
Ashley Thompson
Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
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
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 2-4pm

Louise Tythacott
Member, Centre of Buddhist Studies
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
  • Office 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
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.




Kulamitra David Zukas
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.