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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 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).

Education

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

B.A. Manhattanville College

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Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 350Hinduism
HST 499Individualized Instruction
REL 690Reading and Conference
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
Honors / Awards

 

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)

Professional Associations
Vice-President and President-Elect, Association for Asian Studies, 2017-2018
Service

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

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History
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