Manon Hedenborg White is Associate Professor in the History of Religions and Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies. She obtained a doctoral degree in History of Religions at Uppsala University in 2017. Her doctoral dissertation analyzed the construction of femininity and feminine sexuality in modern Western esotericism. Titled "The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism", Hedenborg White's doctoral dissertation was published as a monograph by Oxford University Press in 2020.

In 2018, Hedenborg White was granted funding for an international postdoctoral project from the Swedish Research Council. Her postdoc project analysed women's authority in the esoteric religion Thelema. During her postdoc, she was a visiting researcher at the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents.

Hedenborg White's research is mainly focused on modern alternative religions, Western esotericism, New Religious Movements, and contemporary spirituality. She is particularly interested in questions of gender, sexuality, and authority. She is Review Editor for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions and co-director for the interdisciplinary research network Esotericism, Gender, and Sexuality Network

Research Projects

You can find previous research projects in the Diva database.