Nadya Pohran

Nadya Pohran is a graduate student who approaches the study of religion through the lens of cultural anthropology.  In addition to focusing on lived religion in her academic writing, she explores spiritual themes in her poetry and playwriting. 

She is particularly interested in the way that religious beliefs and spiritual experiences form and inform individuals’ understanding of themselves and the society around them. Her master’s thesis at the University of Ottawa (2013-2015) focused on Charismatic Protestant practices of healing prayer. Her PhD at the University of Cambridge (2015-2018) is an anthropological study of Indian Christianity. In it, she engages with ideas of interfaith dialogue and comparative religion within an Indian cultural context.