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Name: Narayanan, Vasudha
Title: Distinguished Professor
Organization: Religion
Education: PhD, Hinduism in India & the Diaspora, University of Bombay, Bombay, India, 2009
Office Address: PO Box 117410Gainesville, FL, US32611-7410
Email: vasu@ufl.edu
Telephone: +1 (352) 273-2928

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Vasudha Narayanan is Distinguished Professor, Department of Religion, at the University of Florida and a past President of the American Academy of Religion (2001-2002). She was educated at the Universities of Madras and Bombay in India, and at Harvard University. Her fields of interest are the Sri Vaishnava tradition; Hindu traditions in India, Cambodia, America; Hinduism and the environment; and gender issues. She is currently working on Hindu temples and Vaishnava traditions in Cambodia. She is the author and editor of six books and over ninety articles, chapters in books, and encyclopedia entries. Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from several organizations including the American Council of Learned Societies (2004-2005); National Endowment for the Humanities (1987, 1989-90, and 1998-99), the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1991-92), the American Institute of Indian Studies/ Smithsonian, and the Social Science Research Council. She was the president of the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies from 1996-1998.

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