Doctor of Philosophy
Docent in Comparative Religion
Senior lecturer, Department of Comparative Religion, Åbo Akademi University
Dr Måns Broo is a senior lecturer at the Department of Comparative Religion, Åbo Akademi University, Finland. He was awarded the 2017 Donner Research Prize for his book The Rādhā Tantra: A critical edition and annotated translation (Routledge, 2017). Dr Broo is also editor of the award-winning Finnish yoga magazine Ananda.
Aspects of intentionality, agency and identity formation in contemporary Finnish popular culture, Hindu Studies and Yoga.
Yoga – both its history and contemporary forms –, the intersections between Vaiṣṇavism and Tantrism in pre-modern Bengal, Caitanya Vaishnava ritual practices, modern middle-class Hinduism, and issues of agency and identity within modern yoga practices.
- The Rādhā Tantra: A critical edition and annotated translation (Routledge, 2017).
- Spiritual Guidance Across Religions: A Sourcebook for Spiritual Directors and Other Professionals Providing Counsel to People of Differing Faith Traditions (SkyLight Paths, 2014).
- As Good as God. The Guru in Gaudiya Vaisnavism (Abo Akademi University Press, 2003).
Chapters and Articles
- “Diversification, Mainstreaming, Commercialization and Domestication – New Religious Movements and Trends in Finland”, in: James R. Lewis & Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen eds., Handbook of Nordic New Religions, Brill, Leiden, 2015.