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.
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.
Ethnographic methods; comparative methods; public policy.
The Comparative Anthropology of Religion, or The Anthropology of Religion Compared: A Critical Comment
Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale
The Division of Labour After Durkheim
Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology
Introduction: Performing religion
Blanes, RL, Hausner, SL, Coleman, S
Religion and Society
Global Nepalis Religion, Culture, and Community in a New and Old Diaspora
Gellner, DN, Hausner, SL
In this volume twenty-one authors address these issues through eighteen detailed case studies that tackle issues of livelihood, identity and belonging, internal conflict, and religious practice, in the UK, the USA, India, Southeast Asia, ...
From India to Australia and Back Again: An Alternative Genealogy of The Elementary Forms of Religious Life