My name is Richard Fox, and I’m an anthropologist specializing in the historical and ethnographic study of South and Southeast Asian religions, with a special emphasis on language, media and performance in Indonesia and the wider Malay region. I also have a longstanding interest in the philosophy of the human sciences and the role of international enquiry in liberal education.
In July 2018 I was appointed Professor and Chair of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
Before coming to Victoria, I taught for six years at the Institut für Ethnologie, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, where I was a member of the collaborative research initiative on Material Text Cultures. There I completed the Habilitation in Anthropology. I have also held research and teaching positions at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, Williams College and Universitas Udayana.
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