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  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)

    00014

    Finland

20022020
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Xenia Zeiler's research and teaching are situated at the intersection of digital media, culture and society, specifically as related to India and the global Indian community. Her research foci are video games and gaming in India, digital religion (especially Hinduism), global Hinduism, and Tantric traditions. She also researches and teaches aspects of (Global) Digital Humanities and popular culture, especially as related to India.

Curriculum vitae

Since 2014, Xenia Zeiler is tenure track Professor of South Asian Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki.

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Digital Culture Asia
  • South Asian Studies
  • Digital Religion
  • Video Game Research
  • (Global) Digital Humanities
  • Tantric Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies Asia

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2002 2019

Internet, Hinduism on

Zeiler, X., 2019, Encyclopedia of Indian Religions. Hinduism. Springer Reference

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientificpeer-review

Mediatized Religion in Asia: Interrelations of Media, Culture and Society beyond the "West"

Zeiler, X., 2019, Mediatized Religion in Asia. Studies on Digital Media and Religion. Radde-Antweiler, K. & Zeiler, X. (eds.). Routledge, p. 3-15 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Mediatized Religion in Asia: Studies on Digital Media and Religion

Radde-Antweiler, K. (ed.) & Zeiler, X. (ed.), 2019, Routledge. 232 p. (Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Yantra

Zeiler, X., 2019, Encyclopedia of Indian Religions. Hinduism. Springer Reference

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientificpeer-review

Ascribing Meaning to the Semantic Field “Sacred” in Academic Research and Current Journalism

Zeiler, X. & Stander-Dulisch, J., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture. 7, 3, p. 261–268 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2015 2020

Digital Educational Tool Development – Durgapuja and Museums

Zeiler, X., Thomas, S., Wessman, A., Tomperi, E., Vainonen, P., Forsell, H., Grieve, G., Radde-Antweiler, K., Ray Murray, P., Sillanpää, S. & Huhtaniemi, E.

University of Helsinki, Helsinki

01/01/201831/12/2018

Project: Research project

Religion and Video Game Development in Asia – National Identities, Nationalism and Radicalization

Radde-Antweiler, K., Zeiler, X., Grieve, G. P. & Helland, C.

American Academy of Religion

01/01/201831/12/2018

Project: Research project

Video Game Development in Asia. Cultural Heritage and National Identity

Zeiler, X., Grieve, G. P., Helland, C. & Radde-Antweiler, K.

01/01/201731/12/2017

Project: Research project

Activities 2011 2020

10th International Conference on Social Media & Society

Xenia Zeiler (Scientific Committee Member)
Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries

Xenia Zeiler (Abstract reviewer)
Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

The India Game Developer Conference

Xenia Zeiler (Speaker: Presenter)
Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

The śrīyantra in and beyond Śrīvidyā Textual Traditions: Materiality and Ritual Practice

Xenia Zeiler (Invited speaker)
Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

AAR 2018

Xenia Zeiler (Speaker: Presenter)
Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars