Marie-Hélène Gorisse is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham in the Global Philosophy of Religion project. Her areas of expertise include Jainism and South Asian epistemology, hermeneutics and theories of argumentation. After a PhD at Lille University, her previous appointments include being a BOF, then FWO, research fellow and Guest Professor at Ghent University, a Senior Teaching Fellow at the London School of Oriental and African Studies in London, a Gonda fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden and a member of the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Indian Literature project in Paris.
In the dynamic of her current project “Shaping the ideal dialogue: Jainism or faith in human epistemic abilities”, her most recent publications focus on investigating Jain methods to legitimate philosophical and religious statements. This line of research is part of the broader project of contributing to a better awareness of the themes of classical India philosophy, especially Jain ones, within current discussions in philosophy and in philosophy of religion.