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S. Travagnin

Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Assistant Professor of Religion in Asia (tenure track)


09/2013 - present

Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Assistant Professor of Religion in Asia [Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, RUG]

08/2012 - 08/2013

Lecturer in Chinese Thought and Practice [Department of Religion and Theology, University of Manchester, UK]

08/2010 - 07/2012

Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Buddhism [Department of History, Pennsylvania State University, USA]

07/2009 - 07/2010

Assistant Professor of Chinese Religions [Department of Religion and Culture, University of Saskatchewan, CANADA]

08/2008 - 06/2009

Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Religions [Department of Religious Studies, University of Missouri, USA]

09/2004 - 09/2008

Teaching Fellow [Department of the Study of Religion and Department of History, SOAS, University of London, UK]

09/2007 - 06/2008

Teaching Fellow [Department of History, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK]



PhD in the Study of Religions [Department of the Study of Religions, SOAS, University of London, UK]. PhD Thesis Title: The Mādhyamika Dimension of Yinshun. A Re-statement of the School of Nāgārjuna in Twentieth-Century Chinese Buddhism. PhD Supervisor: Professor Brian Bocking.

07/2001 - 08/2002

One-year full-time visiting student at the National Chengchi University 國立政治大學 (Language Center, Mandarin Studies Program), Taibei, Taiwan.  


BA and MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures [Department of East Asian Studies, Ca' Foscari University in Venice, ITALY]. Major: Chinese language and culture; Minor: Hindi language and religions of India. MA Thesis Title: Le Eredi di Guanyin. Ritratti di Maestre e Praticanti del Nuovo Buddhismo Taiwanese [Engl: The Heiresses of Guanyin. Buddhist nuns and lay women practitioners of the New Buddhism in Taiwan].

Fieldwork and Research Positions in Asia

01/2005 - 06/2005: Research Fellow at the Centre for Chinese Studies, National Central Library (Taibei, Taiwan)

02/2005 - 12/2005: Visiting Scholar at the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica (Taibei, Taiwan)

09/2015 - 10/2015: Visiting Professor at Sichuan University, Institute of Religious Studies (Chengdu, China)

06/2016 - 07/2016: Sheng Yen Visiting Scholar at the National Cheng Chi University (Taibei, Taiwan)

1999, 2001-2002, 2005, 2015: Fieldwork in Taiwan (Buddhist communities and archives in Taibei, Gaoxiong, Xinzhu, Taizhong)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2015: Fieldwork in Mainland China (Beijing, Shanghai, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Sichuan)

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Contact information

Oude Boteringestraat 38
9712 GK Groningen
The Netherlands