Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Faculty & Staff Directory

Yarina Liston, PhD

Title/s:  Advanced Lecturer

Office #:  Crown Center 433

Phone: 773.508.2393

Email: yliston@luc.edu

CV Link: Liston CV


Dr. Liston had worked at SUNY Purchase, Oakton Community College, Northwestern University, and DePaul University before coming to Loyola is 2008. She has been a full time lecturer in the Theology Department since 2012.



Ph.D. from Temple University

M.A. from New York University

B.S. from University of Southern California

Program Areas

Religious Studies


Research Interests

Dr. Liston primarily researches ancient Buddhism in India and translates Jataka material from Sanskrit. She also does writes and teaches on women in the ancient world.


Selected Publications

Benefit of Contemporary Yoga