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Clemens Cavallin

Senior lecturer

Clemens Cavallin
Senior lecturer
Religious studies/History of Religions
clemens.cavallin@lir.gu.se
+46 31 786 5656

Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Bengt Lidnersgatan 7 , Göteborg


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.lir.gu.se
lir@lir.gu.se

Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Clemens Cavallin

 

Research

My research interests are broad and include Hinduism, Ritual theory and Catholic Studies. My Ph.D. thesis The Efficacy of Sacrifice (2002) was within the first field, more precisely focusing on Vedic sacrifices, while my second book, Ritualization and Human Interiority (2013) was within the second field of ritual theory.

I have also opened up a third research specialization within Catholic Studies with research on the novels of the Canadian artist and author Michael O’Brien. Furthermore, in 2016 I have completed the writing of a biography of his life. The planned publication is in 2017.

I am also directing the research project Religion on Campus: A Study of Views on Religion at Two Indian Universities together with professor Åke Sander. The focus is on the relation between Indian forms of secularity and the academic study of religion. The project will be finished in 2017. 

In 2017, I will begin to work on a new research project called Christian Yoga which will investigate Christian responses to the popular modern forms of yoga. I will look into the arguments of both those proposing Christian Yoga as something good and those who are critical of such a combination of traditions. 

Teaching

Besides teaching courses on religions of Asia, I have been active in the development of field study courses in India and several projects that aim to cultivate connections between Indian universities and religious studies at LIR. 

I have also (2007, 2008, 2010) been teaching at CIPS (the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies) at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Hercegovina at their masterprogram in religious studies.


During the fall semester 2013, I was a STINT fellow teaching the course “Introduction to Hinduism” at Haverford College in the US.

Education

  • 2009−2010 Education for directors of studies, University of Gothenburg.
  • 2006 Program for university pedagogy, University of Bergen.
  • 2002 Ph.D. Religious studies, University of Gothenburg.
  • 1995 Bachelor of Arts (Religious studies, philosophy and art history) University of Gothenburg.
  • 1995 Diploma after five years of study in fine arts and painting at the Academy of Arts, Valand, University of Gothenburg.

Employment

  • Senior lecturer, University of Gothenburg (2007-01-01 – Present).
  • Senior lecturer, University of Bergen, Norway (2003-08-01 – 2006-12-31).
  • Lecturer, University of Gothenburg (2002-09-01 – 2003-06-01).
  • Doctoral student, University of Gothenburg (2000-01-01 – 2002-05-15).

 

Latest publications

Millenarisme et science-fiction
Clemens Cavallin
Catholica, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

Sweden and the Five Hundred Year Reformation Anamnesis
Clemens Cavallin
Luther and his Progeny: 500 Years of Protestantism & Its Consequences for Church, State, and Society / edited by John C. Rao, Kettering, Angelico Press, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Att studera religion i Indien
Clemens Cavallin
Signum, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

Det postkristna Sverige i siffror
Clemens Cavallin
Signum, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

Applied Religious Studies
Clemens Cavallin
Religionens varp och trasor: En festskrift till Åke Sander / Daniel Enstedt, Göran Larsson & Ferdinando Sardella (red.), Göteborg, Institutionen för Literatur, Idéhistoria och Religion, Göteborgs universitet, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Interiorisation of Ritual in the Brāhmaṇas: Role of the Breaths in the Vedic System of Ritual Correspondences
Clemens Cavallin
Vedic Investigations. Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference / Asko Parpola (Editor), Petteri Koskikallio (Editor), New Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

On Writing Michael O’Brien’s Biography
Clemens Cavallin
”Må de nu förklara…” Om bibeltexter, religion, litteratur. Festskrift för Staffan Olofsson, Göteborg, Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs universitet, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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2017

Millenarisme et science-fiction
Clemens Cavallin
Catholica, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

Sweden and the Five Hundred Year Reformation Anamnesis
Clemens Cavallin
Luther and his Progeny: 500 Years of Protestantism & Its Consequences for Church, State, and Society / edited by John C. Rao, Kettering, Angelico Press, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Att studera religion i Indien
Clemens Cavallin
Signum, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

Det postkristna Sverige i siffror
Clemens Cavallin
Signum, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

2016

Applied Religious Studies
Clemens Cavallin
Religionens varp och trasor: En festskrift till Åke Sander / Daniel Enstedt, Göran Larsson & Ferdinando Sardella (red.), Göteborg, Institutionen för Literatur, Idéhistoria och Religion, Göteborgs universitet, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Interiorisation of Ritual in the Brāhmaṇas: Role of the Breaths in the Vedic System of Ritual Correspondences
Clemens Cavallin
Vedic Investigations. Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference / Asko Parpola (Editor), Petteri Koskikallio (Editor), New Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

On Writing Michael O’Brien’s Biography
Clemens Cavallin
”Må de nu förklara…” Om bibeltexter, religion, litteratur. Festskrift för Staffan Olofsson, Göteborg, Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs universitet, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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