Vasudha Narayanan, Ph. D.

Distinguished Professor, Department of Religion, at the University of Florida and a past President of the American Academy of Religion (2001-2002)

Vasudha Narayanan is Distinguished Professor, Department of Religion, at the University of Florida and a past President of the American Academy of Religion (2001-2002). She was educated at the Universities of Madras and Bombay in India, and at Harvard University. Her fields of interest are the Hindu traditions in India, Cambodia, and America; visual and expressive cultures in the study of the Hindu traditions; and gender issues. She is currently working on Hindu temples and traditions in Cambodia

She is the author or editor of seven books and numerous articles, chapters in books, and encyclopedia entries. In addition, she is also the associate editor of the six-volume Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from several organizations including the Centre for Khmer Studies (2007); the American Council of Learned Societies (2004-2005); National Endowment for the Humanities (1987, 1989-90, and 1998-99), the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1991-92), the American Institute of Indian Studies/ Smithsonian, and the Social Science Research Council. She was the president of the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies from 1996-1998. 

 

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Newsletter_8/24 Graphic

The Religica Theolab

The Center includes our own theological laboratory: The Religica Theolab. Visit today.

The Interfaith Observer

Visit The Interfaith Observer, CEIE's latest offering, to explore a vast archive of rich articles and resources.

January Interfaith Roundup