Laura is a graduate of the MSt in Study of Religions programme at the University of Oxford. Her research analyzes ethnographic accounts of female Nepali householder purity and pollution rituals. She explores how the function of power on the active process of gendered embodiment impacts the ways in which the ever-performing body is perceived, spatially consumed, constructed, (de)sexualized, experienced, and used as a primary tool in womens’ social placement and experiences. She further investigates how ritual pollution traditions function in relation to human rights policy.
Laura is a manager for the OCHS Summer University Programme. If you are interested in the course or have any questions, feel free to contact her.