Patricia SAUTHOFF

Patricia SAUTHOFF, Dr

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Sanskrit literature, Indian medicine and alchemy, Tantra, Yoga

20182023

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Chinese Name

司徒雛菊

Research Interests

South Asian history, Sanskrit literature and culture, South Asian systems of medicine, rasaśāstra (Indian alchemy), Tantric religious traditions and practices, Yoga in South Asia

Biography

Dr. Patricia Sauthoff (PhD, SOAS, University of London) focuses her research on explorations of death, medicine, health, anti-aging, sexuality, gender, and ritual in Sanskrit religious and religio-medical texts with an emphasis on tantra and alchemy (rasaśāstra). She is the author of Illness and Immortality (2022 Oxford University Press).

She has taught MA and undergraduate students in North America and Asia, received her PhD in Europe, and regularly speaks at international conferences and in global media outlets. She has more than a decade of experience as a print and digital journalist with a particular focus on arts, politics, and the media industry.

Her teaching utilizes innovative approaches and creative projects to allow students a well-rounded experience of the subject matter, rather than focus solely on written texts. This offers students an opportunity to put their real-world skills and interest to work in ways that will benefit them in and outside of academia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, South Asian Languages and Cultures, SOAS University of London

Award Date: 30 Apr 2019

History, SOAS University of London

Award Date: 30 Sept 2011

Keywords

  • PI Oriental languages and literatures
  • DS Asia
  • RZ Other systems of medicine

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  • Illness and Immortality: Mantra, Mandala, and Meditation in the Netra Tantra

    Sauthoff, P., 23 Dec 2021, 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 234 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook or reportpeer-review

  • Tantric Dimensions of Alchemy

    Sauthoff, P., 22 Mar 2023, The Oxford Handbook of Tantric Studies. Payne, R. K. & Hayes, G. A. (eds.). 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. C44S1–C44N4 (Oxford Handbooks).

    Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

  • Alchemy and Yoga

    Sauthoff, P., 23 Mar 2023, Oxford Bibliographies Online. Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionarypeer-review

  • Kaula

    Sauthoff, P., 30 Oct 2018, Hinduism and Tribal Religions. Long, J. D., Sherma, R. D., Jain, P. & Khanna, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Dordrecht: Springer, p. 1-4 4 p. (Encyclopedia of Indian Religions).

    Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

  • Pratyabhijñā

    Sauthoff, P., 2 Aug 2018, Hinduism and Tribal Religions. Long, J. D., Sherma, R. D., Jain, P. & Khanna, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Dordrecht: Springer, p. 1-3 3 p. (Encyclopedia of Indian Religions).

    Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceedingChapterpeer-review