Staff profile - Rohan Bastin

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Aprof Rohan Bastin

Position: Deputy Head of School, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus: ic2.303, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52271366 +61 3 52271366
Email: rohan.bastin@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

I was born in Melbourne and lived in Burwood till I was 10. Moved to Adelaide where I completed high school and university. Completed PhD at University College, London. Returned to Australia to a tutorship then postdoctoral fellowship at University of Melbourne. Then I took a lectureship at James Cook University where I ended up as Head of the School of Anthropology, Archaeology & Sociology. Joined Deakin in mid-2005 to rebuild the Anthropology program and became Deputy Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2012.

In my anthroppology I focus on the nature of religion, the state and violence in Sri Lanka and south India. I teach at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of London, 1992


Affiliations

Fellow, Australian Anthropological Society
Affiliate Member, Alfred Deakin Research Institute


Professional activities

Editorial board of Social Analysis
 

Academic

Teaching Interests

Political anthropology, medical anthropology, anthropology of religion, introduction to anthropology


Subjects and units currently teaching

ASS101 Anthropology 1A; ASS206 Medical Anthropology; ASS329 Anthropology of Crime & Violence; ASS706 Poverty, Health & Illness


Knowledge areas

Anthropology


Research

Research projects

State intervention in religious practice in South Asia.


Research interests

South Asia with a special emphasis on Sri Lanka.
Religious interaction, religious pluralism and new religious movements.
Ritual, festival and pilgrimage.
Anthropological consultancy and expert knowledge.
State violence and ethnic conflict.


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/16069/A-Prof-Rohan-Bastin


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