DI Research Prize

Since 2010, the Donner Institute has awarded an annual prize for outstanding research pertaining to the field of religion conducted at a Nordic university. The prize is awarded to a researcher in the field for a significant, relatively recent monograph, anthology or article, in printed or digital form. The prize amounts to 5000 euros.

Previous receivers of the research prize

2019 Dr Oriol Poveda Guillén, Uppsala University, for the book According to whose will: The entanglements of gender & religion in the lives of transgender Jews with an Orthodox background

2018 Dr Henni Alava, University of Helsinki, for the book There is Confusion.’ The Politics of Silence, Fear and Hope in Catholic and Protestant Northern Uganda

2017 Dr Måns Broo, Åbo Akademi University, for the book The Radha Tantra: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation (2017)

2016 Dr Anu Isotalo, University of Turku, for the book Mistä on hyvät tytöt tehty? Somalitytöt ja maineen merkitykset [What are good girls made of? Somali Girls and the Meanings of Reputation]

2015 Dr Per Faxneld, Stockholm University, for the book Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Women in Nineteenth Century Culture

2014 Dr Elina Hankela, University of Helsinki, for the book Challenging Ubuntu: Open Doors and Exclusionary Boundaries in Johannesburg (2013)

2013 Dr Jessica Moberg, Södertörns University, for the book Piety, Intimacy and Mobility. A Case Study of Charismatic Christianity in Present-day Stockholm

2012 Dr Niklas Foxeus, Stockholm University, for the book The Buddhist World Emperor’s Mission: Millenarian Buddhism in Postcolonial Burma

2011 Dr Olle Sundström, Umeå University, for the book “Vildrenen är själv detsamma som en gud”: “gudar” och “andar” i sovjetiska etnografers beskrivningar av samojediska världsåskådningar

2010 Dr Ferdinando Sardella, University of Gothenburg, for the book Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati: The Context and Significance of a Modern Hindu Personalist