Gavin Flood

Gavin Dennis Flood (born 1954) is a British scholar of comparative religion specialising in Shaivism and phenomenology,[1] but with research interests that span South Asian traditions.[2] From October 2005 through December 2015 he served in the Faculty of Theology University of Oxford and as the Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies which is a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford.[3] In 2008 Flood was granted the title of Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion from the University of Oxford. In 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[4] In 2016, Flood became the inaugural Yap Kim Hao Professor of Comparative Religious Studies at Yale-NUS College in Singapore.[5] He is a Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall, Oxford.[6]