Postdoctoral researcher, Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentship (postdoctoral)


Valters Negribs studied Study of Religions and Social Anthropology (BA) and Traditions of Yoga and Meditation (MA) at SOAS, University of London before obtaining a DPhil in Oriental Studies at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.

Valters joined GREI in January 2023 with a Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentship (postdoctoral), working on his project “Ascetic literature in early Hindu, Buddhist, and Jaina traditions”. The research project seeks to understand aspects of early Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina traditions as aspects of a shared ascetic culture, focusing on shared terms, narratives, and ideals.

Fields of research

  • Mahābhārata studies
  • Buddhist studies
  • Jaina studies
  • Yoga studies

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