SOAS University of London

Tibetan Studies at SOAS

Tibetan Studies Staff

Dr Nathan W. Hill
Convenor, Tibetan Studies Group
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:
  • Room: 456
  • Academic Support Hours: On leave until 2022
Dr Christian Luczanits
Member, Tibetan Studies Group
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:
  • Room: B407
  • Academic Support Hours: Term 1: Wednesdays, 9:40-10:40; Fridays, 10-12

Professor Ulrich Pagel
Member, Tibetan Studies Group
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:
  • Room: Room 343
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 16:00- 17:00 and Tuesdays by appointment

Professor D Seyfort Ruegg
Member, Tibetan Studies Group
D Seyfort Ruegg

The philosophy of the buddha-nature (tathagatagarbha) and the philosophy of the middle way

Dr Tadeusz Skorupski
Member, Tibetan Studies Group
Tadeusz Skorupski
Buddhist Studies; philosophical and religious doctrines; literature; iconography Buddhist iconography; Buddhist rituals; Buddhist doctrines; Buddhist history