Anne Feldhaus is Distinguished Foundation Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Her work combines philological and ethnographic approaches to study religious traditions of Maharashtra, the Marathi-language region of western India. 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, and has received several fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her areas of special interest are folk and popular Hindu traditions, medieval bhakti, and religious geography. Professor Feldhaus's publications include "Connected Places: Region, Pilgrimage, and Geographical Imagination in Maharashtra" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), "Water and Womanhood: Religious Meanings of Rivers in Maharashtra" (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995), and several books on Old Marathi literature. With S.G. Tulpule, she co-edited "A Dictionary of Old Marathi" (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).
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John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2002-2003)
Alexander von Humboldt‑Stiftung, Research Fellowships (1989-1990, 2011)
NEH Collaborative Research Grants (1998-2000, 2011-2016)
NEH Fellowships (1979-1980, 1982, 2007-2008)
Fulbright Fellowships (1987-1988, 1994, 2002)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Fellowship (1996-1997)
Akhila Bharatiya Mahanubhav Sahitya Sammelan, awardee (2012)
President, Association for Asian Studies, 2018-2019
Principal Advisor: Michael Minter, Ph.D., Theology, Fordham University, c. 1979 Sonja Stark-Wild, Ph.D., Indology, University of Heidelberg, 1997 Mugdha Yeolekar, Ph.D., Religious Studies, ASU, 2014 Sadia Mahmood, Ph.D., Religious Studies, ASU, 2014 Committee Member: Christian Novetzke, Ph.D., Religion, Columbia University, 2001 Jon Keune, Ph.D., Religion, Columbia University, 2011 Jeremy Morse, Ph.D., History of Religions, University of Chicago, 2017
1983-1989 Member of the Steering Committee, Religion in South Asia Section, American Academy of Religion.
1987-2009 Member of the organizing committee, Maharashtra Studies Group (Association for Asian Studies).
1989-1994 Member of the Board of Directors and Coordinator for South and Southeast Asia Section, American Oriental Society, 1989‑1994.
April 1991 Organizer of the Fourth International Conference on Maharashtra: Culture and Society, ASU.
1995-2010 Member of organizing committee, 6th International Conference on Maharashtra: Culture and Society, Moscow, May 1995; 7th Conference, Pune, January 1997; 12th Conference, Pune, December 2007; 13th Conference, Bratislava, May 2010; 14th Conference, Mumbai, January 2012; 16th Conference, Delhi, January 2017.
1997-1999 Member of Selection Committee, American Institute of Indian Studies.
1997-2000 Member of South Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies.
1998-2001 Co-chair, Religion in South Asia Section, American Academy of Religion.
1999-2003 Member of Executive Committee, American Institute of Indian Studies (Vice-President, 2000-2001; Chair of the Selection Committee, 2001-2002; member of Selection Committee, 2000-2003).
2008-2011 Member of Nominating Committee, American Institute of Indian Studies.
2012-2015 Member of South Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies (Chair, 2013-2015).
2015-2017 Member of the Board of Trustees, American Institute of Indian Studies.
2017-2021 Elected Vice President, then President, then Past President, then Past Past President, Association for Asian Studies