Indigenous religion(s) (INREL)

Local grounds, global networks

INREL is an international research project funded by The Research Council of Norway (FRIPRO: 2015-2019). The project is organized under a research group by the same name, at the Department of History and Religious Studies, and is led by Prof. Siv Ellen Kraft (the project), and Kraft and Prof. Bjørn Ola Tafjord (the group).

The project studies articulations of indigenous religion(s) in different contexts around the world and explores the relations between local and globalizing discourses of indigeneity and religion. Click here to read more about the project.


Liudmila Nikanorova will defend her PhD thesis "Religion and Indigeneity at Yhyakh" at the Artic University of Norway (UiT) on 9 September 2019. Click here for more information

In September we welcome Aheli Moitra, our fourth INREL PhD student. Born in New Delhi, Moitra is an award-winning journalist with extensive field experience, having been a reporter and editor for Nagaland-based Morung Express newspaper. She will be working closely with Heneise and Longkumer 

INREL core member Arkotong Longkumer (Edinburgh U.) authors the piece 'Of India but Apart' in India Today. Click here to view it online

New publication: Handbook of Indigenous Religion(s) edited by Greg Johnson and Siv Ellen Kraft