Short CV/Education and training

  • 1976
    Doctorate, Harvard University, USA

  • 1989
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), University of Vienna, Austria

  • 1978 – 1985
    Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  • 1984 – 1989
    Research associate and assistant lecturer at the Department of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies

  • 1989 – 1996
    University lecturer in South and Central Asian art history, University of Vienna

  • 1996 – 2013
    University professor of Asian art history, University of Vienna

  • since 2006
    Visiting Associate, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK

  • since 2013
    Associate, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Visiting professorships

  • 2003
    Farquhar Visiting Professor, Department of Art History, University of Pennsylvania, USA

  • 2007
    Directeur d'Étude Invitée, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, France

  • 2007
    Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

  • 2008
    Visiting Fellow, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

  • 2009 – 2010
    The Mary L. Cornille Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Wellesley College, USA

Selected projects

  • Director, research project "Text, Art and Performance in Bön Ritual", Austrian Science Fund (FWF), 2012-2016

  • Director, National Research Network (NFN) "The Cultural History of the Western Himalaya from the 8th Century," FWF, 2007-2013.

  • Director, subprojects "Art History" and "Coordination", FWF-NFN, 2007-2013

  • Director of the Research Platform "Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Documentation of Inner and South Asia" (CIRDIS), University of Vienna, 2006-2015

  • Director, Interdisciplinary Research Unit (FSP) "The Cultural History of the Western Himalaya", FWF, 2001-2006

  • Director, subproject "Art History", FWF-FSP, 2001-2006

  • Director, project "Indo-Tibetan Monastic Art", FWF, 1996-2001

  • Co-Director (together with E. Steinkellner), project "Indo-Tibetan Monastic Art", FWF, 1985-1996

  • Research Director, Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente (IsMEO) (renamed Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente – IsIAO) for the Giuseppe Tucci Himalaya Archive Project, 1984-2000

  • Academic Senate for the research project "Trans-Himalaya", University of California, Los Angeles, 1977-1984

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, 1996-1997

  • Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin – Institute for Advanced Study, 2000-2001

  • Named "Austrian of the Year" in the category "Research" (Die Presse), 2007

  • President of the European Association of South Asian Archaeology and Art (EASAA), 2008-2010

  • Corresponding member of IsIAO (l'Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente) Rome, since 1989

  • Member of the board of EASAA (European Association of South Asian Archaeologists in Western Europe), since 1997

  • Member of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, since 2009

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