Institution: Bolzano (Italy)

Position: Free scientist / independent scholar


I received my M.A. in Tibetan Studies, Philosophy, and Sociology in 2012 and completed my PhD thesis within the doctoral program in Buddhist Studies at the LMU Munich, Germany, in 2016. Then I worked as a postdoctoral scientist at the LMU on two own projects: 1) a project that compared Tibetan and Western travel reports on the North of Sikkim, North India, from historical, cultural, and religious points of view and 2) a project that examined  different aspects around the topic of water in Sikkim and thus shed light on the meaning and impact of this element in a Buddhist society in which nature, religion and culture are intimately linked. Since then I am working as free scientist, carrying out two research projects: 1) on the Barawa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and 2) Buddhism and the role of gender in Sikkim – cultural and religious perspectives on current challenges in the Himalayas

Marlene Erschbamer
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