Heike Oberlin

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PD Dr. phil. habil. Heike Oberlin, née Moser (Tübingen) studied Indology and Social and Cultural Anthropology at Tübingen University. She completed her Ph.D. with "summa cum laude" in Indology at Würzburg with a work about the Sanskrit theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam (“Naṅṅyār-Kūttu – ein Teilaspekt des Sanskrittheaterkomplexes Kūṭiyāṭṭam”, Harrassowitz 2008). Her dissertation was awarded the Ernst-Waldschmidt-Preis 2008. From 1995 to 2001 she studied and performed Kūṭiyāṭṭam and Naṅṅyār-Kūttu with P.N. Girija and Rama Chakyar at Kerala Kalamandalam in India. Since then she is involved in studying and teaching the Malayalam language. She still performs Kūṭiyāṭṭam and gives lecture-demonstrations at universities, theatres and schools. In May 2013 Heike Oberlin completed her habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and was conferred the "venia legendi" for Indology. Currently she is the Scientific Coordinator of the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (AOI) at Tübingen University and Associate Professor at its Dept. of Indology. Contact: heike.oberlin@uni-tuebingen.de
Tübingen University, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
Areas of expertise:
Performing arts of India, Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatre, Kerala, Malayalam
Languages of expertise:
English, Malayalam, Manipravalam (Malayalam), Prakrit, Sanskrit
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