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Silje Lyngar Einarsen

PhD Fellow


2016-17Religion, Life Stances and Ethics, Oslo and Akershus University College.
2016The Śākta Traditions Seminars, OCHS, Oxford.
2014Indian religions, Aarhus University.
2013Texts in Original Languages: Sanskrit, Aarhus University.


2015Hindi, University of Oslo.
2014MA, the Study of Religion, Aarhus University.
2009BA in the Study of Religion with Buddhist studies and Sanskrit, University of Oslo.
2007Peace- and Conflict Studies, Oslo University College.


2016-Assistant professor, Oslo and Akershus University College.
2014-PhD scholar, Department for Culture and Society, Aarhus University.
2012-14 PhD student, Graduate School of Arts, Aarhus University.
2008-11Oslo Museum: Intercultural Museum. Project: "Our Sacred Space".

Fieldwork and international experience

2016 University of Oslo, visiting fellow.
2016 Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford, UK, visiting fellow, Hillary term.
2014 Fieldwork in Varanasi and guest lecturer at the Center for the Study of Indian Languages and Society (INLANSO), Varanasi.
2014 Fieldwork in Nepal; assistant group leader at Aarhus Summer University, Kathmandu.
2014 Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford, UK, visiting student, Trinity term.
2013Fieldwork in North India (Varanasi).
2012 Fieldwork in India (Varanasi, Vindyachal).
2011Fieldwork in India (Varansi), semester at BHU.
2009-10Volunteer social work in India and Sri Lanka; Hindi Studies at Landour Language School, Mussoorie.
2007Study abroad semester in Pondicherry, South India.

Positions of trust

- Leader in the student's council for the Study of Religion, 2009
- Students' representative in the Board of Institute and in the Program Council for the Study of Religion, Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, UiO, 2008-2009
- Indological Students' Union, UiO, founding member, 2008