Karen O’Brien-Kop

Karen O’Brien-Kop is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Religions and Philosophies at SOAS University of London, where she teaches on the MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation and convenes the Centre of Yoga Studies Summer School. Her doctoral research at SOAS was on the intertextuality of Pātañjala yoga and Buddhist yoga in the classical era. She was a co-founder of the Sanskrit Reading Room, is a committee member of the SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies, and is an elected member of the steering committee of the Yoga in Theory and Practice Panel at the AAR. She has published in the journal Religions of South Asia (2017) and is co-editing The Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies (forthcoming 2020).