2012-present: Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, SMU
2011-present: Director of Asian Studies, SMU
2006-2012: Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, SMU
2003-2006: Lecturer, Department of Religion, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Affiliate Faculty, South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin (2011-2016)
Faculty Fellow, Tower Center for Political Studies, SMU (2012-2015)
2005: Ph.D., Asian Cultures and Languages, The University of Texas at Austin
1998: M.A., South Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago
1994: B.A., cum laude, South Asian Studies, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
- (Forthcoming) Creating a Sage: The Literary Life of Yājñavalkya (Albany: SUNY Press).
- (2011) Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle, edited volume (New York: Anthem Press). Click for TOC and more information.
- (2012) “Lines of Descent and Dissent: Genealogy, Narrative, and the Upaniṣads,” Religions of South Asia, 5.1/2 (Imprint: June/December 2011): 29-49.
- (2011) “Literary Lives and a Literal Death: Yājñavalkya, Śākalya, and an Upaniṣadic Death Sentence,” Journal of American Academy of Religion, 79.1: 33-57.
- (2011) “Introduction: Patrick Olivelle and Indology” in Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond, ed. Steven E. Lindquist, 9-20.
- (2011) “One Yājñavalkya... Two? On the (Questionable) Historicity of a Literary Figure” in Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond, ed. Steven E. Lindquist, 69-81.
- (2008) ”Gender at Janaka's Court: Women in the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad Reconsidered," Journal of Indian Philosophy, 36.3: 405-426.
- (2004) “Yājñavalkya’s Riddle (BĀU 3.9.28)” in Problems in Sanskrit and Vedic Literature: Felicitation Volume in Honor of Dr. G.U. Thite, ed. Maitreyee Deshpande (Delhi: New Indian Book Center), 192-211.
- (2003) “Enigmatic Numismatics: Kings, Horses, and the aśvamedha Coin-Type," South Asian Studies, Cambridge, U.K., 19: 105-112.
- Felix Chen Asian Studies Development Grant, SMU (2010, 2011)
- University Research Council Grant, SMU (2007, 2010, 2011)
- Nominated Outstanding Dissertation UT-Austin (2005)
- Continuing Education Fellow (UT-Austin Dissertation Fellowship, 2002-2003)
- Fulbright-Hays DDRA (2001-2002)
- American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Fellowship (2000-2001)
- Religious Studies Review, South Asia Editor (2011-)
- South Asia Section Chair, American Oriental Society (2010, 2012-2015)
- President, Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (Regional AAS, 2012; VP, 2011)
- Shraman Foundation (South Asia Library and Museum, Dallas, TX), Advisory Board (2012-)
- Jainism Heritage Preservation Initiative, Advisory Board (2011-)
- Co-organized and moderated several South Asia academic conferences at SMU
Lindquist gives numerous conference, invited, and public talks each year. Please contact him for such requests.