Professor David Gellner

Professor David Gellner

Anthropology of South Asia, East Asia, Buddhism, Hinduism, cities, ritual, politics, ethnicity, activism, borderlands, class formation and cultural change.

David Gellner was Head of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography from 2009-2012 and again from 2016-2018. His doctoral research (1982-4) was on the Vajrayana Buddhism of the Newars and on Newar social organization, in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. He has carried out fieldwork in Nepal on many subsequent occasions, broadening his interests to include politics and ethnicity, healers, mediums, and popular approaches to misfortune, religious change, activism of all sorts, democratization, elections, borderlands, Dalits, and class formation.

  • Professor of Social Anthropology, School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography
University of Oxford

Associated trips

Patan Durbar Square
Monday 27 September 2021 to Tuesday 12 October 2021
Experience Nepal's Ecological Zones from Kathmandu to Mustang