SOAS University of London

School of History, Religions and Philosophies

History, Religions and Philosophies PhD Students

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies














Kwok Fai Law
Kwok Fai LAW

Negotiating Colonialism: British enterprises and the making of working class culture in Shanghai, 1927-1949 [working title]


Daisy Livingston
Daisy Livingston

Archival practices in the medieval Arabic lands. Documents and archives at the centre and periphery in Egypt and Syria: institutional, communal, and private practices in a diverse literate society.






Nobuaki Takase
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Mutsu Munemitsu and British Influence on Japanese Modern Nation Building in the Nineteenth Century

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Yingzi Wang
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Working title: From “Ancestral Home” to “China’s North-East” The Transition of Manchuria into an integral part of “China” in early twentieth century




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Aruna Gamage
Aruba Goigoda Gamage

Buddhaghosa’s Critique of Divergent Buddhist Views: A Doctrinal Study Mainly Based on Pāli Commentarial Exegesis

Romina Istratii
Romina Istratii

Gender and Development through Local Epistemologies: Understanding Conjugal Violence among Orthodox Täwahәdo Christians in Northern Ethiopia and Implications for Changing Attitudes and Norms within Local Worldviews


Keith Jarrett
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[working title] Led By the Spirit: Navigating the fragments of ‘Oneness’ Pentecostalism in London’s migrant Caribbean congregations


Sarah Knight
Sarah Knight

“Oath of the Leaning Cross” and the Rejection of Rome’s Authority: a Re-evaluation of the History of the Syrian Christians of Kerala in the year 1653




Elizabeth Munro
Elizabeth Munro

Seeking Saracens: Exploring the representation of Muslims and Islamic religious practice in the English Charlemagne Romance Cycle and the Petronius Redivivus.



Adam Pearcey
Adam Pearcey

The Great Perfection? Scholasticism, Comparativism and issues of Sectarian Identity in Early 20th Century Writings on rDzogs-chen.




Yael Shiri
Yale Shiri

The Identity of the Śākya Clan as a Mirror of Buddhist Identity in Ancient South Asia (working title)



Meng Wang
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The Life of the Sixteenth Karmapa and His Role in the Tibetan Buddhist Transmission to North America and Unitied Kingdom