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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

Sebastian Meier

Sebastian Meier, M.A.

  • Teaching and Research Assistand Indian Studies
  • PhD-Candidate
+41 4463 42226
Room number
RAA H-19

Academic Biography

since 02.2023 Research Assistant and PhD Researcher at the Department of Indian Studies, AOI, UZH
since 09.2020 Teaching diploma for High schools, Field Religion & Ethics; IfE, UZH
2018 M.A. in Indologie und Religionswissenschaft, UZH. Dissertation title: Ānandamayī Mās "sacred biography": Ein neuzeitliches Beispiel für weiblich-spirituelle Wirk- und Entscheidungsmacht ("agency" und "power") in Indien.

Research interests

Modern Hinduism on the background of pre-modern symbols, Bhakti traditions, interaction between female-spiritual symbolism and socio-religious position of Indian ("holy") women, religious pluralism in India's past and present.