Steven  Lindquist

Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies and the Global & Regional Studies

(214) 768-2105

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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

  • Ph.D., Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Asian Studies, University of Chicago
  • B.A., Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Publications, Speeches and Presentations

Selected Publications