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Die Abteilung Ethnologie heißt Dr. Mukesh Kumar herzlich willkommen
Dr Kumar is a Humboldt post-doctoral fellow at the SAI. He has B.A., M.A., and M.Phil. degrees from Delhi University, and a PhD degree (2019) from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). His research interests lie at the intersection of history and anthropology; he employs and combines methods of ethnographic fieldwork and archival work to examine the changing forms of religious culture, and the issue of Hindu-Muslim cultural encounter in north India from a longue durée perspective. Some of his works have appeared in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, London, and Economic and Political Weekly. One of his research articles was awarded the best PhD paper at the ANU Religion Conference, 2018.
- (bevorstehend) Review of Chetan Singh, Himalayan Histories (SUNY Press). European Bulletin of Himalayan Research.
- (bevorstehend) The Movement for Global Mental Health: critical views from South and Southeast Asia (Under contract with Amsterdam University Press).
- 2019. “The Birth of the (Exorcism) Clinic: media, modernity, and the jinn.” In Michaels, Axel and Christoph Wulf, eds., Science and Scientification of South Asia and Europe. Delhi: Routledge.
- 2018. “We are like the river water, always flowing: some urban nomads of Delhi.” In Philipp Zehmisch, Ursula Münster, Jens Zickgraf, Claudia Lang, eds., Soziale Ästhetik, Atmosphäre, Medialität: Beiträge aus der Ethnologie. Berlin: LIT Verlag.
- 2017. (with Axel Michaels). “Performance and Religion”. In The Oxford Handbook of Religion, ed. Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- 2019. “Reviving “A forgotten Sunna:” Hijamah (cupping therapy), prophetic medicine, and the re-Islamization of Unani medicine in contemporary India.” Contemporary Islam, Vol. 13 (2), 183-200.
- (Workshop) Nicht-menschliche Akteure als Grundlage der Nichtverhandelbarkeit von Ökologien, umweltpolitischen Maßnahmen und Ideologien. AG Umweltethnologie. DGSKA Conference.
- October 2019. "From Geographical periphery to Conceptual Centre. The Travels of Ngagchang Shakya Zangpo and the Discovery of Hyolmo Identity." In Buddhism and the Dynamics of Transculturality, Edited by B. Kellner, De Gruyter, pages 169-200.
- July 2019. "Of Shadows and Fears: Nepalese Ghost Stories from Classical Texts and Folklore to the Social Media." In Articulate Necrographies. Comparative perspectives on the Voices and Silences of the Dead. Edited by A. Panagiotopoulos and D. Espirito Santo. Berghahn.
- 2019. "Religious Identities and the Struggle for Secularism. The revival of Buddhism and Religions of Marginalized Groups in Nepal." In Entangled Religions - Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Religious Contact and Transfer , Vol. 8.
- 2019. "Lo sciamanismo in Nepal." In Il Cosmo Sciamanico. Ontologie Indigene fra Asia e Americhe. Edited by Stefano Beggiora. FrancoAngeli: Roma, pages 84-103.