Prof. Patrick Eisenlohr

religion and media, sonic dimensions of religion, media practices and citizenship, language and diaspora, transnational Muslim and Hindu religious networks in the Indian Ocean region
Prof. Patrick Eisenlohr

Patrick Eisenlohr is Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Society and Culture in Modern India at the University of Göttingen. He obtained a PhD from the University of Chicago and previously held positions at Washington University in St. Louis, New York University, and Utrecht University. He is the author of Little India: Diaspora, Time and Ethnolinguistic Belonging in Hindu Mauritius. (University of California Press, 2006), and Sounding Islam: Voice, Media, and Sonic Atmospheres in an Indian Ocean World (University of California Press, forthcoming). He has conducted research on transnational Hindu and Muslim networks in the Indian Ocean region, particularly between Mauritius and India, the relationships between religion, language, and media, the sonic dimensions of religion, the links between media practices and citizenship, as well as language and diaspora.


Georg-August-Universität Göttingen – Centre for Modern Indian Studies

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