Barbora Sojkova

College:

Balliol College

Course:

DPhil in Oriental Studies (Sanskrit)

Contact:

barbora.sojkova@balliol.ox.ac.uk

Educational Background:

• 2018- DPhil candidate in Oriental Studies (Sanskrit)

Leverhulme Doctoral School “Publication Beyond Print”

Supervisor: Professor Christopher Minkowski

• 2017-2018  MPhil candidate in Classical Indian Religions, Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Supervisor: Professor Christopher Minkowski

• 2013-2016 MA in Religious Studies, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Thesis: "Ritual Remnant (Ucchiṣṭa) in Vedic Ritual"

Supervisor: Lubomir Ondracka

• 2016 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Historich-vergleichende Sprachwisseschaft, Visiting Student

• 2009-2013 BA in Religious Studies, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Thesis: "Talking Heads: Comparative and Structural Analysis of Myths of Vital Severed Heads"

Research Interests:

Vedic religion, Brahmanism, Animal Studies, Ritual Studies, Anthropology of religion, Anthropocene, Post-colonialism, History of Indology, Indo-European linguistics

Recent Publications and/or Conferences:

“Fertility in Vedic Ritual: Towards a New Interpretation of Ucchiṣṭa”, conference paper presented on the 17th World Sanskrit Conference, Vancouver, Canada (July 2017)

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