Peter Birkelund Andersen
Karen Blixens Plads 8
2300 København S
The main research themes are social changes and changes in religion and culture. In Denmark and
Europe it has mainly been investigated through surveys and in India through participant observation
and through archive studies in London. A main theme in the research in India regards the Santals and conceptualisations of religion, Christian missions, education, modernity and tribe. A series of sturies in the Santal Rebellion 1855-1856 will be published as a book in 2023.
He chaired a panel study on religion and psychological wellbeing during Covid-19 during 2020 and 2021 Nr. 72 (2021): COVID-19 - Religion, trivsel og eksistens | Religionsvidenskabeligt Tidsskrift and has also edited (thgether with Amit Prakash og Meghna Guhatarkurta) a thematic issue on Covid-19 and civil society in South Asia. His studies in the Santal Rbellion in Bengal in 1855-1856 will be finalised with a book to be published the spring 2023.