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Dr Will Johnson 

Education and Qualifications 

B.A.(Hons.) Religious Studies

Sussex University, 1984

M.Phil. Oriental Studies (Classical Indian Religion)

Oxford University, 1987

D.Phil. (Jainism)

Oxford University, 1990

Career Overview

1988-91: Part-time lecturer, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford University

1991: Part-time lecturer in Religious Studies, Westminster College, Oxford

1992 – 1997: Lecturer in Religious Studies, Cardiff University

1997 –2009: Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Cardiff University

September 2009: Reader in Indian Religions, Cardiff University

Teaching Profile

  • RT1201 Elementary Sanskrit
  • RT1208 Intermediate Sanskrit (with Dr James Hegarty & Dr Max Deeg)
  • RT1322 Jainism
  • RT1328 Early Hindu Texts in Sanskrit
  • RT1329 Hindu and Jain Texts in Sanskrit
  • RT1334 Religion and Performance in South Asia (with Dr James Hegarty)
  • RT1338 Early Hinduism


  • MA Asian Religions