Position:

2012-present: Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Religious Studies
2011-present: Director of Asian Studies
2013-2016: Director, Global and Regional Studies Initiative, Dedman College
2006-2012: Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, SMU
2003-2006: Lecturer, Department of Religion, Concordia University, Montreal, QC


Affiliate Positions:
Faculty Fellow, Tower Center for Political Studies, SMU (2012-2021)
Affiliate Faculty, South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin (2011-2016)


Education:
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

Select Publications:
Books
  • (In Preparation) Narratives About Knowledge: Reading Upanishadic Stories (book manuscript)
  • (In Press) Creating a Sage: The Literary Life of Yājñavalkya (Albany: SUNY Press)
  • (2013) Religion and Identity in South Asia... (New York: Anthem Press). Paperback edition
  • (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
Articles
  • (Forthcoming) Review of film "Chidra: Human Sacrifice in the Himalayas," Asian Ethnology, Nanzen Institute for Religion and Culture
  • (In Press) "'Transcending the World' in World Literature," The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Literature: South Asian Literatures, ed. by Venkat Mani, Wiley Blackwell.
  • (In Press) Review of film "Gurukulam," Asian Ethnology, Nanzen Institute for Religion and Culture
  • (2018) "Teaching Stories about Teaching Self: Upaniṣadic Narrative in the Classroom," Religious Studies News: Spotlight on Teaching, May
  • (2017) "The Social Background: Caste and Gender in the Upanishads," The Upaniṣads: A Complete Guide, ed. by Signe Cohen, New York: Routledge
  • (2017) "Prominent Characters in the Upanishads," The Upaniṣads: A Complete Guide, ed. by Signe Cohen, New York: Routledge
  • (2016) "Narrating the Upaniṣads" for Narrating Religion, ed. by Sarah Johnston, Macmillan Handbook Series on the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion, gen. ed. Jeffry Kripal, Macmillan Publishers
  • (2016) "From Sri Lanka to Texas: Patrick Olivelle and the Study of South Asia." Dialogue (NS), Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue, vol. XLII-XLIII (2015/2016)
  • (2016) "Review of film 'Kūmāré: The True Story of a False Prophet," Asian Ethnology, Nanzen Institute for Religion and Culture 75.1
  • (2012) “Lines of Descent and Dissent: Genealogy, Narrative, and the Upaniṣads,” Religions of South Asia, 5.1/2 (Imprint: June/December 2011)
  • (2011) “Literary Lives and a Literal Death: Yājñavalkya, Śākalya, and an Upaniṣadic Death Sentence,” Journal of American Academy of Religion, 79.1
  • (2011) “Introduction: Patrick Olivelle and Indology” in Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond, ed. Steven E. Lindquist.
  • (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
  • (2008) ”Gender at Janaka's Court: Women in the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad Reconsidered," Journal of Indian Philosophy, 36.3
  • (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)
  • (2003) “Enigmatic Numismatics: Kings, Horses, and the aśvamedha Coin-Type," South Asian Studies, Cambridge, U.K., 19
Awards:
  • University Research Council Grant, SMU (2007, 2010, 2011, 2018)
  • Felix Chen Asian Studies Development Grant, SMU (2010, 2011, 2016)
  • 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)
Other:
Presentations:
Lindquist gives numerous conference, invited, and public talks each year. Please contact him for such requests.