Sondra Hausner wins OU Distinction Award

Sondra Hausner wins OU Distinction Award

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

St Peter's is delighted to announce that Prof Sondra Hausner, Fellow and Tutor in Theology and Religion, has been recognised in the 2017 Recognition of Distinction Awards, made by the University of Oxford.

Prof Hausner, whose research focuses on the study of religion as it developed over the 19th and 20th centuries, has been conferred the title of "Professor of Anthropology of Religion", in light of her distinguished contributions in both research and teaching, as well as her service to the Faculty of Theology and Religion more generally.

Speaking about the award, Sondra said: "I feel honoured that my work has been recognised in this way. Academics do what they do out of love for their subjects, but it is always gratifying when that work is acknowledged by the larger institution of which they are a part".

Sondra's latest book, The Spirits of Crossbones Graveyard: Time, Ritual, and Sexual Commerce in London, was published in August 2016.

Her current research is on the history of the Hindu right in India, shamanic healing in South Asia, and the intellectual and historical relationships between Indian philosophical schools and European ones, for which she ran a TORCH network called 'Orientophilia'. She directs the British Centre for Durkheimian Studies.