SOAS University of London

Tibetan Studies at SOAS

Tibetan Studies Staff

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

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: cl46@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B407
  • Office Hours: Friday 10am-12pm

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: 020 7898 4782
  • Email: up1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Room 338
  • Office Hours: Mondays 4-5.30pm
Marta Sernesi
Member, Tibetan Studies Group
Marta Sernesi
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4755
  • Email: ms153@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 473
  • Office Hours: Monday 1–3pm / by appointment



D Seyfort Ruegg
Member, Tibetan Studies Group
D Seyfort Ruegg

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

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