Karen O'Brien Kop

A long-standing practitioner of yoga, Karen has a doctorate from SOAS University of London on the yoga of Patanjali in relation to Buddhist textual accounts of yoga in the first millennium CE and is now Lecturer in Asian Religions and Ethics at University of Roehampton.

Karen O Brien Kop

Karen O’Brien-Kop is Lecturer in Asian Religions and Ethics at University of Roehampton, and was previously a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS University of London. She holds an MA from SOAS in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation, and a PhD from SOAS on the yoga of Patanjali in relation to Buddhist textual accounts of yoga in the first millennium CE. She was a co-founder of the Sanskrit Reading Room at SOAS and a committee member of the SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies. She has published in the journal Religions of South Asia (2017) and is currently co-editing The Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies (forthcoming 2020).