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Professor Alexis Sanderson

MA
University Academic Fellow since 1992
Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics
My field is early medieval religion in India and Southeast Asia, focusing on the history of Śaivism, its relations with the state, and its influence on Buddhism and Vaishnavism.

Background

  • University Lecturer in Sanskrit and Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford (from 1977 to 1992)
  • Platnauer Junior Research Fellow, Brasenose College, Oxford (from 1974 to 1977)
  • Domus Senior Scholar, Merton College, Oxford (from 1971 to 1974)
  • Undergraduate, Balliol College, Oxford (from 1968 to 1971)

Research interests

  • Early medieval religion in India and Southeast Asia, focusing on the history of Śaivism, its relations with the state, and its influence on Buddhism and Vaishnavism

Publications