KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2012
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Alexander Henn studied Anthropology and Sociology at the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg (M.A. 1977), did his post-graduate studies at the Jonhannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz (Ph.D. in 1988) and completed his studies with a habilitation in Heidelberg in 2000. He was Assistant Professor (1988-1999) at the South Asia Institute and Adjunct Professor (2000-2005) at the Department of Anthropology of Heidelberg University. He also had visiting professorships at the Universities of Dehli and Goa in India. Currently, he is Associate Professor for Religious Studies at Arizona State University USA, where he is teaching Religious Studies and Cultural Antrophology. Before joining the Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Alexander Henn received several fellowships and research grants, among others from the German Research Council, the German Volkswagen Foundation and the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context in Heidelberg.
Alexander Henn is currently working on the emergence of the modern concept of ‘religion‘ based on research of religious encounter and pluralism in colonial and post-colonial India.
- Dr. Habil. Cultural Anthropology, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany 2000
- Ph.D. Anthropology, Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 1988
- M.A. Anthropology and Sociology, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, 1977
Duration: May 2012 - April 2013
Project: ’Religion‘, ‘Religions’, ‘Religiosity’ and the Hindu-Catholic Encounter in Goa.