Philippe Bornet has been studying and researching in the history of religions, South Asian and Jewish studies at the universities of Lausanne, Tubingen and the University of Chicago. Since 2012, he teaches and researches in the Department of South Asian studies at the University of Lausanne. His research interests are in methods and theory in the study of religion, religion and orientalism, South Asian religions, Christian missions in South India and new medias. He published Rites et pratiques de l'hospitalite: mondes juifs et indiens anciens (2010), Religions in Play: Games, Rituals, and Virtual Worlds (ed. with Maya Burger, 2012) and L'orientalisme des marges: perspectives de l'Inde et de la Russie (ed. with Svetlana Gorshenina, 2014).