Elizabeth Lane Williams-Oerberg

Elizabeth Lane Williams-Oerberg

Postdoc

Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg is currently a Postdoc scholar and the Co-director of the newly established Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. She has received funding for her Postdoc research from the Carlsberg Foundation and from the Danish Research Council and is part of a collaborative research project led by Trine Brox on “Buddhism, Business and Believers”. Her current research project is on spiritual tourism and the branding of Buddhism in Ladakh, India. She has a PhD in Anthropology from Aarhus University where, as part of a larger research project on ‘Buddhism and Modernity’, she wrote her PhD thesis Young Buddhism: Examining Ladakhi Buddhist Youth Engagements with Migration, Modernity and Morality in India, highlighting the particularly prominent role that youth play in forwarding contemporary transformations of Buddhism. 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Buddhism, Business, and Economics

    Brox, T. & Williams-Oerberg, E. L., Jan 2017, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism. Jerryson, M. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 504-17 14 p. (Oxford Handbooks).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Young Buddhism: Analyzing transnational currents of religion through ‘youth’

    Williams-Oerberg, E. L., 2017, EASTSPIRIT: Transnational spirituality and religious circulation in East and West. Borup, J. & Fibiger, M. (eds.). Brill, p. 255-278 24 p. (International Studies in Religion and Society, Vol. 29).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  3. Accepted/In press

    “How can we learn about our culture while away from Ladakhi?”: Ladakhi Buddhist educational migrants negotiating education, modernization and identification in India

    Williams-Oerberg, E. L., 2016, (Accepted/In press) Emerging Ladakh: Identity and Belonging in the Context of Increasing Changes. Schäfer, A. & Illmann, K. (eds.). Halle (Saale): Halle University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Educational Migration among Ladakhi Youth

    Williams-Oerberg, E. L., 2015, Internal Migration in Contemporary India. Mishra, D. K. (ed.). Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Young Buddhism: Examining Ladakhi Buddhist Youth Engagements with Migration, Modernity and Morality in India

    Ørberg, E. L. W., 12 Sep 2014, Aarhus University.

    Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesisResearch

  6. Published

    Moderne uddannelse i et moralsk udkantsområde

    Williams-Oerberg, E. L., 2014, In : Jordens Folk. 48, 3

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Buddhism in the Modern World

    Williams-Oerberg, E. L., 2012, In : Ethnos. 77, 4

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearch

  8. Published

    Migrantbuddhisme i Indien

    Williams-Oerberg, E. L., 2012, In : Religion. 1, 3

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

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