Loki Hu

loki hu


DPhil Student, Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Thesis: Divination in Taiwan: Framing Misfortune and Uncertain Futures (working title)

Doctoral Research

Loki’s DPhil research focuses on the divination system in contemporary Taiwan with a particular focus on how the divinatory practice has impacted on decision-making of different situations of people in Taiwan. By focusing on how sorts of divination systems practiced with digital tools, his research extremely looks at how the development of online divination and mixed online &offline divination approaches shape clients’ everyday life rather than that of the diviners, and also to explore the motivation and behaviour pattern for Taiwanese users of divination

Education & Research Interests

Loki is currently pursuing his DPhil study under supervision of Prof. David Zeitlyn. His academic background is interdisciplinary including Fine Art, IT in Education, Buddhist studies and socio-cultural anthropology.

Research interests: anthropology of religion (especially Buddhism), divination, digital anthropology, learning technology design, and mindfulness-based therapy.

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Email: loki.hu@anthro.ox.ac.uk