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Anne Feldhaus

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Distinguished Foundation Professor of Religious Studies
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography

Anne Feldhaus is a Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University. She works on the religious traditions of the Marathi-language region of western India, and she has been a Guggenheim Fellow, an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, and a Senior Research Fellow for the American Institute of Indian Studies. She specializes in folk Hinduism, medieval Hinduism and religious geography. Her publications include Connected Places: Region, Pilgrimage, and Geographical Imagination in Maharashtra (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), and Water and Womanhood: Religious Meanings of Rivers in Maharashtra (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).

Publications
  • Anne Feldhaus. Nadi ani Stritva: Maharashtratil nadyance dharmik mahattva. (2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus, with Ramdas Atkar and Rajaram Zagade. "Say to the Sun Don't Rise and to the Moon Don't Set": Two Oral Narratives from the Countryside of Maharashtra. (2014).
  • V. L. Manjul and Anne Feldhaus. Union Catalog of Marathi Manuscripts. Volume I, Manuscripts in Institutions in Pune. (2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus. The Femininity of Rivers. Down to Earth (2013).
  • Anne Feldhaus. Mahanubhavs. Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Volume III (2011).
Research Activity
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 405Problems in Religious Studies
REL 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World
REL 394Special Topics
REL 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 294Special Topics
SLC 294Special Topics
REL 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 200Study of Religious Traditions
REL 294Special Topics
SLC 294Special Topics
REL 350Hinduism
REL 792Research
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 194Special Topics
REL 194Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 194Special Topics
REL 194Special Topics
REL 200Study of Religious Traditions
REL 494Special Topics
REL 499Individualized Instruction
REL 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 350Hinduism
REL 690Reading and Conference
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • various. The Social Practice of Significant Text: Praying, Chronicling, Mapping, and Translating in India. Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (Oct 2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus. "The Mahanubhav Stanapothi and the Religious Archaeology of Maharashtra". Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (Oct 2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus. Panel 25: "Hindus and Muslims and Places in South Asia". Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (Oct 2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus and Megha Budruk. "Mountain Places in Western Maharashtra," in a panel entitled "Religion and Environment in Regional Cultures". 23rd European Conference on South Asian Studies (Jul 2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus. Rivers as Women: The Femininity of Rivers in Maharashtra. iGeorg Morgenstierne Lectures, Department for Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, U. of Oslo (Jun 2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus. "Moral Reflections on Hunting, Fishing, and Wilderness in Some Religious Narratives from Maharashtra". 15th International Conference on Maharashtra: Culture and Society (Apr 2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus. Gods and Goddesses of Maharashtra. lecture for Masters of Architectural Preservation Students at Sinhagad College of Architecture, Pune (Mar 2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus. In Search of Thirteenth-Century Maharashtra. National Seminar on Practice of History: Recent Trends, Dept. of History, University of Pune, India (Feb 2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus. Rivers as Women: The Femininity of Rivers in Maharashtra. P.G. Diploma in Comparative Mythology, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai, India (Feb 2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus. Religious Geography and Regional Consciousness in Maharashtra. Rajendra Vora Memorial Lecture (Feb 2014).
  • Anne Feldhaus. closing address. Brhan Maharashtra Prachya Vidya Parishad, 10th annual meeting (Dec 2013).
  • Anne Feldhaus. Virginity and Lactation in Two Shepherds' Epics from Maharashtra. invited lecture in the South Asia Seminar Series, University of Texas at Austin (Sep 2012).
  • Anne Feldhaus. Religious Studies methodology. graduate class on research methods, Dept. of Political Science, University of Mumbai (Sep 2012).
  • Anne Feldhaus. Religious Studies at 40. Religious Studies Faculty Forum, ASU (Sep 2012).
  • Anne Feldhaus. Images of Womanhood in Two Dhangar Ovis. Durga Bhagwat Memorial Lecture (Feb 2012).
Service
  • Akhila Bharatiya Mahanubhav Sahitya Sammelan, awardee, gave acceptance speech in Marathi (2012 - Present)
  • American Institute of Indian Studies, trustee for ASU (2000 - Present)
  • Association for Asian Studies, Chair of the South Asia Council (2013 - 2015)
  • Association for Asian Studies, Member of the Board of Directors (2013 - 2015)
  • 15th International Conference on Maharashtra: Culture and Society, co-organizer and co-host with Megha Budruk of ASU's College of Public Programs (2012 - 2014)