Dr. Jovan Maud, 2010-2011
Jovan Maud is now at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Göttingen University.
Jovan Maud joined the Institute as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in January, 2010. He attained his PhD with the Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Australia in September 2008 with a thesis entitled ‘The Sacred Borderland: A Buddhist Saint, the State and Transnational Religion in Southern Thailand.’ He has lectured in the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie between 2006-9, and is Acting Director of the Master of Applied Anthropology program during 2009.
Research interests include religion and the nation-state; Theravada Buddhism and Chinese religious forms; transnational cultural and religious flows; religious commoditisation and syncretism; and pilgrimage and religious tourism.