Kerstin Schier

Lecturer - Religious Studies
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Phone +47 22854918
Visiting address P.A. Munchs hus
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Religious festivals
  • Rituals in text and practice
  • South-Indian temple culture
  • Goddess traditions

Courses taught

REL2220 – Hinduisme i oldtid og nåtid

REL2230 – Buddhisme - tradisjon og variasjon

REL1003 – Verdensreligioner i moderne samfunn

SAN2130 – Sanskrit 3+4


PhD in South Asian studies, Universitetet i Oslo, 2013

M.A. in Religious Studies and Indology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2008


Tags: History of Religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, India, Sanskrit


Schier, Kerstin. 2018. The Goddess’s Embrace: Multifaceted Relations at the Ekāmranātha Temple Festival in Kanchipuram. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

Schier, Kerstin. 2013. “Paṅkuṉi Uttiram and the Transmission of Cultural Memory”, In South Asian Festivals on the Move, 59–82. Hüsken, Ute, and Axel Michaels (eds). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 

Schier, Kerstin. 2008. “Kulturgeschichte”, In Indien, 8–57. National Geographic. Hamburg.

  • Schier, Kerstin (2013). The Goddess's Embrace: Multifaceted relations at the Ekãmranãtha temple festival, Kanchipuram. Show summary

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