Stine Simonsen Puri
Teaching associate professor
Karen Blixens Plads 8, 10 Bygning 10 (Afsnit 2), Building: 10-4-25
2300 København S
Primary fields of research
I am interested in how we can use play and movement for developing insight into the world and or own position in the world. As an anthropologist this involves a method that emphasizes participation in bodily activities during fieldwork as a key to knowledge combined with more verbal research methods.
In my research I have focused on gambling and dance in relation to India. I have studied horse race betting as an entry to the understanding of black money and power in Delhi as well as rain gambling along with speculation in agricultural markets in the desert of Rajasthan as a method to understand peoples engagement with climate uncertainties. Furthermore, I have studied (and learnt) Indian temple dance as an entry to an embodied understanding of Hinduism as well as a dance developed by Rudolf Steiner called eurythmy, and the ways that Western modern dance has developed in conversation with Indian dance, in order to have a more global understanding of the history of dance.
I teach foundational anthropological theory and methods, economic anthropology (in Center for Comparative Cultural Studies for which I am co-director and in Cross-cultural Studies) and introduction courses to South Asian History, Culture and Society (In Modern india and South Asian Studies). In my teaching I am in particular interested in the development of multi modal teaching methods, where I work consciously both with textual. Auditive, visual and kinesthetic learning processes. In particular, I am interested in the development of teaching methods that engage the body as an instrument of knowledge.
Fields of interest
India and anthropology; Gambling, speculation, play and economy; Climate and agriculture; Hinduism, spirituality, movement and dance.
- PublishedPuri, Stine Simonsen, 2016, In: South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. 39, 1, p. 109-125 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review
- PublishedPetersen, A. M. & Puri, Stine Simonsen, 2014, Aarhus: Systime. (Systime iBog).
Research output: Book/Report › Book › Education