Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies and the Global & Regional Studies
Steven Lindquist is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Director of both Asian Studies and the Global and Regional Studies Initiative in Dedman College. He received his Ph.D. in Asian Studies specializing in Indian religions and Sanskrit literature from the University of Texas at Austin. Lindquist lived in India for about six yeas and came to SMU from Concordia University (Montréal, QC) in 2006. His teaching includes general surveys on Asian religions and specialized courses on South Asian religions from ancient to modern. His research focuses on Hindu religious traditions, particularly the intersection of religious literature and historical and political developments in early Indian history.
Education and Honors
Publications, Speeches and Presentations
- (Forthcoming) Creating a Sage: The Literary Life of Yājñavalkya (Albany: SUNY Press).
- (2013) Religion and Identity in South Asia... (New York: Anthem Press). Paperback edition.
- (2011) Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle, edited volume (New York: Anthem Press).
- (2012) “Lines of Descent and Dissent: Genealogy, Narrative, and the Upaniṣads,” Religions of South Asia, 5.1/2 (Imprint: June/December 2011): 29-49.
- (2011) “Literary Lives and a Literal Death: Yājñavalkya, Śākalya, and an Upaniṣadic Death Sentence,” Journal of American Academy of Religion, 79.1: 33-57.
- (2011) “Introduction: Patrick Olivelle and Indology” in Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond, ed. Steven E. Lindquist, 9-20.
- (2011) “One Yājñavalkya... Two? On the (Questionable) Historicity of a Literary Figure” in Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond, ed. Steven E. Lindquist, 69-81.
- (2008) ”Gender at Janaka's Court: Women in the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad Reconsidered," Journal of Indian Philosophy, 36.3: 405-426.
- (2004) “Yājñavalkya’s Riddle (BĀU 3.9.28)” in Problems in Sanskrit and Vedic Literature: Felicitation Volume in Honor of Dr. G.U. Thite, ed. Maitreyee Deshpande (Delhi: New Indian Book Center), 192-211.
- (2003) “Enigmatic Numismatics: Kings, Horses, and the aśvamedha Coin-Type," South Asian Studies, Cambridge, U.K., 19: 105-112.