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Tracy Pintchman Ph.D.
Director of International Studies Program
Office #: Crown Center 327
CV Link: Pintchman CV
Tracy Pintchman holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of California in Santa Barbara (1992). She specializes in the study of Hinduism, with a focus on gender issues, Goddess traditions, and Hindu women's rituals. She has held grants from the American Academy of Religion, American Institute of Indian Studies, and the National Endowment of the Humanities. She has also taught at Northwestern University and Harvard University, where she was a visiting scholar in the Women's Studies in religion Program at Harvard Divinity School in 2000-2001.
Tracy Pintchman is working on three edited volumes; has a contract to write a book called Hinduism: The Basics (Routledge); and is doing research on transnational influences on a Hindu Goddess temple in Michigan.
Religious Studies; Hinduism
- The Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition (1994)
- Seeking Mahadevi: Constructing the Identities of the Hindu Great Goddess (2001)
- Guests at God's Wedding: Celebrating Kartik among the Women of Benares (2005)
- Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition (2007)
- Adherents.com: National & World Religion Statistics
- The Pluralism Project at Harvard
- Kinsley, David. Hindu Goddesses. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1998.
- Masuzawa, Tomoko. The Invention of World Religions, or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.