SOAS University of London

Department of Religions & Philosophies, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Sian Hawthorne

PhD (London)
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Overview

Sian Hawthorne
SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

Name:
Dr Sian Hawthorne
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020 7898 4215
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
337
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Amina Khatun, Muslim women mystics: The faith stories of contemporary British Muslim women in the transnational Bani Alawiyya Tarīqa of Hadhramawt
  • Avni Chag, Reconfiguring Scripture and Establishing a Sampradāya: The compositional history of the Svāminārāyaṇa Sampradāya’s redacted Śikṣāpatrī (working title)
  • Eleanor Tiplady Higgs, Narrating Christianity, Living ‘Fulfilled Lives’: The Young Women’s Christian Association in Kenya, 1912-2012.
  • Florence Shahabi, Sayyid Bahodine Majrouh: an intellectual biography
  • Jacquelyn P. Strey, Queer Moments, Queer Imaginings: The everyday activism of queer women in India
  • Kavita Maya, The Politics of British Goddess Spirituality: a feminist and critical race analysis (Working Title)
  • S. Jonathon O'Donnell, Owning the Future: Sovereignty and Demonology in an Age of Terror
  • Thomas Sparrow, Masculinity and Secularism in Historical and Contemporary Frame
Completed PhD Students

Jacqueline Daukes, Female Voices in the Varkari Sampradaya: Gender Constructions in a Bhakti Tradition (2015)

Research

Narrativity; Cultural Memory; Religion and Gender; Feminist Historiography; Postcolonial theory; Postsecularism and gender; Intellectual history in the study of religions.

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Publications

Articles

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill (2017) 'Inhospitable Landscapes: Disciplinary Territories and the Feminist "Paradigm Shift"'. Journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions. [Forthcoming]

Hawthorne, Sîan Melvill (2015) 'Christianity's Forgetting'. ReOrient: The Journal of Critical Muslim Studies, (1) 1, pp 43-50.

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill and van Klinken, Adriaan (2013) 'Introduction. Catachresis: Religion, Gender, and Postcoloniality'. International Journal of Religion and Gender, (3) 2.

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill (2013) 'Displacements: Religion, Gender, and the Catachrestic Demand of Postcoloniality'. International Journal of Religion and Gender, (3) 2.

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill (2013) 'An Outlaw Ethics for the Study of Religions: Maternality and the Dialogic Subject in Julia Kristeva’s 'Stabat Mater''. Culture and Dialogue, (3) 1, pp 127-151.

Hawthorne, Sian (2011) 'Is There a (M)other in the Text?: Post-theistic Sikh Ontology and the Question of the Phallus'. Method & Theory in the Study of Religions, (23) 2, pp 160-176.

Edited Books

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill, (ed.), (2017) Gender: God. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA. (Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks).

Book Chapters

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill and Auga, Ulrike (2017) 'Homonationalism and the Challenge of Queer Theology'. In: Hawthorne, Sian Melvill, (ed.), Gender: God. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, pp 367-383.

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill (2013) 'Entangled Subjects: Feminism, Religion, and the Obligation to Alterity'. In: Evans, Mary and Hemming, Clare and Henry, Marsha and Johnstone, Hazel and Madhok, Sumi and Wearing, Sadie, (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Feminist Theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers. [Inpress]

Hawthorne, Sian (2009) 'Religion and Gender. 'Contentious Traditions': The Study of Religions and the Gender-Theoretical Critique'. In: Clarke, Peter B., (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 134-151.

Hawthorne, Sian M. (2007) 'Western Feminism'. In: Malti-Douglas, Fedwa, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Farrington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, Thompson Gale.

Hawthorne, Sian M. (2007) 'Religion and Gender'. In: Malti-Douglas, Fedwa, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Farrington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, Thompson Gale.

Hawthorne, Sian (2005) 'Gender and Religion: History of Study'. In: Jones, L., (ed.), Encyclopedia of Religion. Vol. 5.. Detroit: Thomson Gale, pp 3310-18.

Hawthorne, Sian M. (2005) 'Feminism: Feminism, Gender Studies, and Religion'. In: Jones, Lindsay, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Religions, second edition. Farrington Hills, MI: Thompson Gale, pp 3023-3027.

Hawthorne, Sian M. (2005) 'Gynocentrism'. In: Jones, Lindsay, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Religions, second edition. Farrington Hills, MI: Thompson Gale, pp 3719-3721.

Hawthorne, Sian (2004) 'Rethinking Subjectivity in the Gender-Oriented Study of Religions: Kristeva and the 'Subject-in-Process''. In: King, U. and Beattie, T., (eds.), Gender, Religion and Diversity. Cross-Cultural Perspectives. London: Continuum, pp 40-50.

Book Reviews

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill (2012) 'Review of: 'Scottish Orientalists and India: The Muir Brothers, Religion, Education and Empire' by Avril A. Powell'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (75) 1, pp 181-183.

Hawthorne, Sian Melvill (2008) 'Review of: 'In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal' by Niklaus Largier'. Culture and Religion, (9) 1, pp 102-105.

 

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