Professor Sondra Hausner

Biography:

Sondra Hausner (Princeton AB 1991; Cornell PhD 2002) is a sociocultural anthropologist specialising in South Asian religion and culture.   She is the author of Wandering with Sadhus: Ascetics in the Hindu Himalayas (2007) and The Spirits of Crossbones Graveyard: Time, Ritual, and Sexual Commerce in London (2016), as well as the editor of Durkheim in Dialogue: A Centenary Celebration of The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (2013), among other volumes. She currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to examine the history of the Hindu nation in India since independence. 

 

Research Interests:

Social and cultural theories of religion; religions and representations of South Asia and the Himalayas; migrant and diaspora religion; gender and identity; ritual experience and practice; Hinduism; the history of nationalism.

 

General Interests:

Ethnographic methods; comparative methods; public policy.

Links:

https://www.spc.ox.ac.uk/people/academic/prof-sondra-hausner

https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/major-research-fellowships/renouncing-world-hindu-politics-and-ascetic-life-independent-india

 

Select Publications

  • The Division of Labour After Durkheim

    HAUSNER, S
  • Introduction: Performing religion

    Blanes, RL, Hausner, SL, Coleman, S
  • Global Nepalis Religion, Culture, and Community in a New and Old Diaspora

    Gellner, DN, Hausner, SL
  • From India to Australia and Back Again: An Alternative Genealogy of The Elementary Forms of Religious Life

    HAUSNER, S
  • Introduction. Society, Morality, Embodiment: Tracing Durkheim’s Legacy

    HAUSNER, S
  • SPECIAL ISSUE: WHY DID DURKHEIM HAVE TO DIE?

    Edited by:
    HAUSNER, S, Parkin, R
  • Religions, Histories, and Comparisons

    Coleman, S, Blanes, RL, Hausner, SL
  • Why did Durkheim Have to Die?

    Edited by:
    HAUSNER, S, Parkin, R
  • Religion in diaspora: cultures of citizenship (journal special issue)

    Garnett, EJ, Hausner, SL
    Edited by:
    Garnett, EJ
  • Shrines and Identities in Britain’s Nepali Diaspora

    Gellner, D, Hausner, SL, Laksamba, C, Adhikari, KP
  • More