20182020

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Personal profile

Biography

Karen O'Brien-Kop is a Lecturer in Asian Religions and Ethics at Roehampton University. She researches classical South Asian Sanskrit texts and culture on meditation and yoga, in particular exploring the interconnections of Hinduism and Buddhism. More broadly, her research interests are Indian religion and philosophy, philosophy of mind, theory and method in the study of religion, global philosophies, and literary criticism and theory.

She previously worked as a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS University of London, where she also completed her doctoral research.

External positions

Co-Chair, American Academy of Religion: Indian and Chinese Religions Compared unit

Feb 2020 → …

Steering Committee Member, American Academy of Religion: Yoga in Theory and Practice unit

Jan 2019 → …

Advisory Committee, SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies

Oct 2018 → …

Research Output

Open Access
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Reframing Yoga and Meditation Studies

O'Brien-Kop, K. & Newcombe, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies. (Research Handbook Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Prizes

Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies

Karen O'Brien-Kop (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 6 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Media article or participation
  • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar

American Academy of Religion 2019

Karen O'Brien-Kop (Speaker)

Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

World Sanskrit Conference

Karen O'Brien-Kop (Speaker)

Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Disciplines and Dialogue

Karen O'Brien-Kop (Organiser)

2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

35th Annual Sanskrit Tradition in the Modern World Seminar

Karen O'Brien-Kop (Speaker)

May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

42nd Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions

Karen O'Brien-Kop (Speaker)

Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Press / Media

Rethinking classical yoga: the 'other' yogaśāstra

Karen O'Brien-Kop

25/05/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Indepth blog review of Yoga Studies Week keynote event

Karen O'Brien-Kop

20/07/21

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media