Dr Louise Child

Lecturer in Religious Studies

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

+44 (0)29 2087 4039
5.14, John Percival Building

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Research interests

  • Tantric Buddhism
  • Theories of Durkheim and Mauss
  • Altered States of Consciousness (including Shamanism and Possession Trance)
  • Gender
  • Psychology
  • Contemporary Film
  • Ritual sacrifice
  • Myth

Research networks and groups


  • Emotions, Symbols and Rituals: Studying Societies Through Film.
  • Bodies, Spirits, and Souls: The Person, Ethics, and Religion.
  • Myth and the Movies


  • Myth, Narrative and Theory Pathway for MA in Religious Studies. 

Poster about this MA pathway available: MA Religious Studies: Myth, Narrative and Theory poster [733.4 Kb]

The Power of Sacrifice: Contexts and Representations

The project brings together classicists, historians, philosophers, anthropologists, archaeologists and religious studies scholars to examine ways in which sacrifice has been received, theorised, reported and understood in a number of religious, social and cultural contexts, both ancient and modern.

A conference was held 18th and 19th of January 2012 and the project team are currently putting together an edited volume.
Project conference poster available: