The South Asia Institute cordially welcomes Arian Hopf as Urdu lecturer at the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures. Starting in the winter term 2018/19, he assumes the position of Christina Oesterheld, who has retired after 28 years of teaching at the SAI. Arian Hopf completed a master’s degree in modern South Asian languages and literatures at the SAI. In 2015, he was awarded a research fellowship in the LGF project “Globale Religionsgeschichte aus regionaler Perspektive” and worked on the concept of religion in 19th and early 20th century Urdu sources. Further information is available on Arian Hopf’s profile.