Berthe Jansen

Berthe Jansen is postdoc researcher in Tibetan Studies Leiden University She has received the Academy KNAW Early Career Award 2019.

As an expert in Tibetan studies, Jansen researches the interplay between canon law and secular law. This provides an innovative perspective on the relationship between religion and state in Tibet. Jansen knows how to penetrate Tibetan society through her knowledge of Tibetan, Sanskrit and Chinese. This leads to a whole new perspective. Internationally, Jansen has already built up a good reputation. She was recently appointed Junior Professor of Tibetan Studies at the University of Leipzig. Her work also has an impact on the wider public debate about Tibet in the world.