Centers of Study / Faculty and Research

For a relatively comprehensive list of Universities, Centers and Institutes for Sanskrit study and research, see the website of the University of Gttingen. Consult the more detailed list of institutions in India and Nepal below, which is followed by a partial list of faculty and researchers not situated in South Asia. (If you find yourself incorrectly listed or omitted from this list, please send Guy Leavitt an email indicating the oversight. Thank you.)

India

Nepal


Faculty and Researchers

  • Diwakar Nath Acharya, Associate Professor, Department of Eastern Classics, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
  • Akamatsu Akihiko, Professor, Department of Indological Studies, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
  • Daniel A. Arnold, Assistant Professor of the Philosophy of Religions, Divinity School, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
  • Hans T. Bakker, J. Gonda Chair Professor of the History of Hinduism in the Sanskrit Tradition and Indian Philosophy, Institute of Indian Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • James Benson, University Lecturer in Sanskrit, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
  • Yael Bentor, Senior Lecturer, Department of Comparative Religion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Peter Berger, Lecturer, Institute of Indian Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Shlomo Biderman, Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Peter Bisschop, Professor of Sanskrit and Ancient Cultures of South Asia, Department of South Asian and Tibetan Studies, University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Andreas Bock-Raming, Institute of Indology, Westflische Wilhelms University of Mnster, Mnster, Germany
  • Daniel Boucher, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA
  • Adam Bowles, Lecturer in Studies in Religion, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • Lyne Bansat-Boudon, Director of Studies, Section of Religious Sciences, cole Pratique des Hautes tudes, Paris, France
  • Joel Brereton, Professor and Chair, Department of Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Horst Brinkhaus, Professor, Department of Indology, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
  • John Brockington, Honorary Fellow, Department of Sanskrit Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edingburgh, UK
  • Simon Brodbeck, Research Associate, Department of the Study of Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, England
  • Johannes Bronkhorst, Professor, Department of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Faculty of the Arts, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Yigal Bronner, Assistant Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
  • Edwin F. Bryant, Professor of the Religions of India, Department of Religion, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ USA
  • Gudrun Bühnemann, Professor and Chair, Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Madison-Wisconsin, WI USA
  • Klaus Butzenberger, Professor, Department of Indology and Comparative Religion, University of Tbingen, Tbingen, Germany
  • Giotto Canevascini (Retired), Department of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Faculty of the Arts, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Oscar Figueroa Castro, Lecturer of Sanskrit Language and Literature, Classics Department, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
  • Arindam Chakrabarti, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Hawaii at Mnoa, Mnoa HI USA
  • Alexander Cherniak, Department of Asian Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • Collett Cox, Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA
  • Whitney Cox, Lecturer in Sanskrit, South Asia Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, England
  • Kate Crosby, Senior Lecturer in Buddhist Studies, Department of the Study of Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, England
  • Thomas Cruijsen, Lecturer, Institute of Indian Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Rahul Peter Das, Professor, Department of South Asian Studies, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
  • Sadananda Das, Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Donald R. Davis Jr., Associate Professor, Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI USA
  • Vidya Dehejia, Barabara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, New York NY USA
  • Jacques Deigner, Lecturer in Sanskrit Literature, Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Ashwini Deo, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA
  • Madhav Deshpande, Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA
  • Csaba Dezs, Assistant Professor, Department of Indo-European Linguistics, Etvs University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Bogdan Diaconescu, Senior Researcher, Department of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Faculty of the Arts, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Dragomir Dimitrov, Department of Indology and Tibetology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
  • Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, Divinity School, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
  • Caren Dreyer, Lecturer, Institute for the Languages and Cultures of South Asia, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Paul Dundas, Reader in Sanskrit, Department of Sanskrit Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Fabrice Duvinage, Lecturer, Department of Indology and Comparative Religion, University of Tbingen, Tbingen, Germany
  • Gerhard Ehlers, Lecturer, Institute for the Languages and Cultures of South Asia, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Harry Falk, Professor, Institute for the Languages and Cultures of South Asia, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Danielle Feller, Department of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Faculty of the Arts, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Eli Franco, University Professor, Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Janet Glausch, Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Lars Goehler, Institute of Indology and Tamil Studies, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • Robert P. Goldman, Professor, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA
  • Sally J. Sutherland Goldman, Lecturer, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA
  • Dominic Goodall, Professor, French Institute of Pondicherry, cole franaise dExtrme-Orient, Pondicherry, India
  • Phyllis Granoff, Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA
  • Friederike Grenner, Researcher, Institute for the Languages and Cultures of South Asia, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Franois Grimal, Professor, French Institute of Pondicherry, cole franaise dExtrme-Orient, Pondicherry, India
  • Yohanan Grinshpon, Department of Comparative Religion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Ravi M. Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, College of William and Mary College, Williamsburg, VA USA
  • Jrgen Hanneder, Professor, Department of Indology and Tibetology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
  • Jens-Uwe Hartmann, Professor of Indology and Tibetology, Department of Indology, Ludwig Maximilians University of Mnich, Mnich, Germany
  • Edeltraud Harzer, Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit, Department of Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Richard P. Hayes, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM USA
  • Robert Hueckstedt, Professor, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA USA
  • Ute Hüsken, Professor, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • Stanley Insler, Salisbury Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology, Department of Linguistics, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA
  • Harunaga Isaacson, Professor of Classical Indology, Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, Asien-Afrika-Institut, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Center for Tantric Studies
  • Stephanie Jamison, Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA USA
  • Will Johnson, Reader in Indian Religions, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University, Cardiff, England
  • Vihari Rasik Joshi, Professor, Center for the Study of Africa and Asia, College of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Elvind Kahrs, Reader in Sanskrit, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
  • Matthew Kapstein, Numata Visiting Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and the History of Religions, Divinity School, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
  • Takahiro Kato, Research Associate, Department of Indology, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
  • Bamroong Kham-ek, Assistant Professor, Department of Oriental Languages, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Chainarong Khinnoi, Lecturer in Sanskrit and Pali, Department of Oriental Languages, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jesse Knutson, Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA
  • Frank Khler, Reader in Sanskrit, Department of Sanskrit Studies and Comparative Religion, University of Tbingen, Tbingen, Germany
  • Daniel Korth, Institute of Indology, Westflische Wilhelms University of Mnster, Mnster, Germany
  • Helmut Krasser, Director, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • Jared S. Klein, Distinguished Research Professor of Linguistics, Classics and Germanic & Slavic Studies, Department of Classics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA USA
  • Jowita Kramer, Departmental Lecturer for Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
  • Guy Leavitt, Lecturer in Sanskrit, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Languages, Columbia University, New York, NY USA
  • Timothy Lenz, Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA
  • Samniang Leurmsai, Associate Professor, Department of Oriental Languages, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Donald Lopez, Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA
  • David Lorenzen, Professor, Center for the Study of Africa and Asia, College of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Timothy Lubin, Professor, Department of Religion, Lecturer in Law and Religion, School of Law, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, USA
  • Paolo Magnone, Professor of Sanskrit Language and Literature, Catholic University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  • Mudagamuw Maithrimurthi, Lecturer in Sanskrit, Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Angelika Malinar, Professor, Department of Indology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Sombat Mangmeesukhsiri, Associate Professor, Sanskrit Studies Centre, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Rebecca Manring, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington IN USA
  • Kuninori Matsuda, Research Associate, Research Institute for the Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan
  • Elliott McCarter, Instructor in Sanskrit, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA USA
  • Lawrence McCrea, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA
  • Rachel McDermott, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College, New York, NY USA
  • Andrew McGarrity, Lecturer in South Asian and Indo-Tibetan Studies, Department of Indian Subcontinental Studies, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Anne Marie Mertens, Research Associate, Department of Indology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Roque Mesquita, Professor, Institute for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Axel Michaels, Professor, Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Christopher Minkowski, Boden Professor of Sanskrit, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
  • Masutaka Muroya, Research Fellow, Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Hideaki Nakatani, Professor, Research Institute for the Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan
  • Richard Nance, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington IN USA
  • Vasudha Narayanan, Distinguished Professor, Department of Religion, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA
  • Jason Neelis, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion and Culture, Wilifred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Andrew Nicholson, Assistant Professor of Hinduism and Indian Intellectual History, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY USA
  • Thomas Oberlies, Professor, Department of Indology and Tibetology, Georg August University of Gttingen, Gttingen, Germany
  • Patrick Olivelle, Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Religions, Department of Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Isabelle Onians, Academic Director, Program for Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples, SIT Study Abroad, Brattleboro, VT USA
  • Asko Parpola, Professor Emeritus of Indology and South Asian Studies, Institute for Asian and African Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • Deven Patel, Assistant Professor, Department of South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA
  • Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA
  • Indira Viswanathan Peterson, David B. Truman Professor of Asian Studies, Department of Asian Studies, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA USA
  • Stephen Phillips, Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Andrea Marion Pinkney, Assistant Professor, South Asian Studies Program, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Sheldon Pollock, the William B. Ransford Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Languages, Columbia University, New York, NY USA
  • Chirapat Prapandvidya, Assistant Professor, Department of Oriental Languages, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Karin C. Preisendanz, Professor, Institute for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Ajay Rao, Assistant Professor, Department and Center for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Toronto, Canada
  • V. Narayana Rao, Distinguished Visiting Professor of South Asia Studies, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA USA
  • Marion Rastelli, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • Isabelle Rati, Research Fellow, Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Tamar Reich, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA USA
  • Richard Salomon, Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA
  • Alexis Sanderson, Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics, All Souls College, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK
  • Ruth Satinsk, Assistant, Department of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Faculty of the Arts, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jens Schlieter, Professor, Institute of Religious Studies, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • Annette Schmiedchen, Associate Professor, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
  • Gregory Schopen, Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA USA
  • Peter Schreiner, Professor, Department of Indology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Martha Selby, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • David Shulman, Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies, Department of Comparative Religion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Lee Siegel, Professor, Department of Religion, University of Hawaii at Mnoa, Mnoa HI USA
  • Jonathan Silk, Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Andrew Skilton, Research Associate, Department of the Study of Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, England
  • Walter Slaje, Professor, Department of Indology, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
  • David Smith, Reader in South Asian Religions, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, Englad
  • Travis L. Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA
  • Jayandra Soni, Lecturer, Department of Indology and Tibetology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
  • Roland Steiner, Department of Indology and Tibetology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
  • Ernst Steinkellner, Professor Emeritus, Institute for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Martin Straube, Assistant Professor, Department of Indology and Tibetology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
  • Ingo Strauch, Department of Indology, University of Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Germany
  • McComas Taylor, Senior Lecturer, School of Culture, History & Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Acton, ACT, Australia
  • Tom Tillemans, Professor, Department of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Faculty of the Arts, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Rafaella Torella, Professor of Sanskrit Language and Literature, Department of Oriental Studies, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Judit Trzsk, Lecturer in Sanskrit, Faculty of the Languages and Cultures of Antiquity, Charles de Gaulle University of Lille, Lille, France
  • Gary Tubb, Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
  • Bruno Lo Turco, Researcher, Department of Oriental Studies, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Frank Van Den Bossche, Professor, Department of Languages and Cultures of South and East Asia, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA
  • Vincenzo Vergiani, Lecturer in Sanskrit, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
  • Vesna A. Wallace, Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
  • Alex Watson, Preceptor of Sanskrit, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA
  • Claudia Weber, Lecturer, Institute of Indology and Tamil Studies, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • Christian K. Wedemeyer, Assistant Professor of the History of Religions, Divinity School, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
  • Heinz Werner Wessler, Department of Linguistics and Philology, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Paul Williams, Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, England
  • Michael Witzel, Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA USA
  • Yuko Yokochi, Associate Researcher, Institute of Indian Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Michael Zimmermann, Professor and Chair of the Asien-Afrika-Institut, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


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