Dr. Flavio A. Geisshuesler is an Azrieli and Mandel Scholion postdoctoral fellow in the departments of Comparative Religion and Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His research examines the contemplative systems of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and employs interdisciplinary methods by combining classical humanistic approaches with the latest findings from the cognitive sciences.
Flavio’s academic career is marked by a far-reaching international itinerary, which allowed him to acquire proficiency in more than a dozen languages. He earned two PhDs from the universities of Virginia (USA) and Bern (Switzerland), conducted extensive dissertation research in Italy, India, and Nepal, and taught undergraduate and graduate courses at universities in Switzerland, the United States, and Israel. His research has been funded by the United States Department of Education (Foreign Language and Area Studies, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad), the Swiss National Science Foundation (doc.mobility), the Khyentse Foundation, the Lady Davis Foundation, the Mandel Scholion Research Center, and the Azrieli Foundation. His first monograph was published by Brill in the Numen Book Series and is entitled The Life and Work of Ernesto De Martino: Italian Perspectives on Apocalypse and Rebirth in the Modern Study of Religion (2021). He also serves regularly as a reviewer for academic journals.
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