Guntram Hazod

Guntram Hazod

Doz. Dr.

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Institute for Social Anthropology • Austrian Academy of Sciences

Guntram Hazod is social anthropologist, trained at the University of Vienna. After years of research activities in the framework of various projects at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (1992-1999) and at the University of Leipzig (2000-2006), since 2006 he has been working as a research associate at the Institute for Social Anthropology (ISA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Since 1993, he has regularly been going on field research in Tibet. His research interests include historical anthropology, ethno-archaeology and anthropology of landscape in Tibet and the Himalayas. He is the co-author of several monographs and author of a number of contributions in the field of history and historical anthropology of early and medieval Tibet. Currently he is leading two research projects at the ISA, both funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).


  • 2006:
    (Co-edited with Andre Gingrich): Andre Gingrich und Guntram Hazod (Hg.), Der Rand und die Mitte. Beiträge zur Sozialanthropologie und Kulturgeschichte Tibets und des Himalaya, Wien: Verlag der ÖAW, vi + 301 pp.

  • 2007:
    (Co-authored with Per K. Sørensen): Sørensen, P.K. and Guntram Hazod, in cooperation with Tsering Gyalbo, Rulers on the Celestial Plain. Ecclesiastic and Secular Hegemony in Medieval Tibet. A Study of Tshal Gung-thang. 2 Vols. Wien: Verlag der ÖAW, ix + 1011 pp.
  • 2012:
    Tribal Mobility and Religious Fixation. Remarks on territorial transformation, social integration and identity in imperial and early post-imperial Tibet, in: Pohl, Walter, Clemens Gantner und Richard Payne eds., Visions of Community in the Post-Roman World: The West, Byzantium and the Islamic World, 300–1100. Ashgate: Farnham, viii + 575 pp.
  • Geschichte in der Landschaft. Zur Methode der historisch anthropologischen Forschung in Tibet, Working papers in Social Anthropology Vol. 12, S. 1–12 (
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