Bjarne Wernicke Olesen
Bjarne Wernicke Olesen is from Aarhus, Denmark. He was awarded his BA in Classical Indology and his BA and MA in the Study of Religion from Aarhus University where he now teaches courses in Sanskrit, Pāli and Indian religions at the Section for the Study of Religion. He has travelled extensively in Asia and Europe, studied in Hamburg, Delhi, and Kathmandu, and spend time as a visiting scholar at OCHS. In 2007 he received a PhD scholarship at the Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University, and is currently undertaking doctoral research in the area of Hindu ‘Śāktism’ and working on the Śākta Traditions project at OCHS together with Prof. Gavin Flood. He is a Research Fellow of the Centre and interested in Hindu and Buddhist traditions in South Asia (especially medieval Tantric traditions), Hindu Studies, and the history of research on religion. He is coauthor of a new Danish translation of the Bhagavadgītā published in 2009.