Professor of Religious Studies
Professor Holdrege received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She is a comparative historian of religions specializing in South Asian and Jewish traditions. Her research and teaching interests focus on historical and textual studies of Jewish and Hindu traditions and also engage broader theoretical issues arising out of critical interrogation of analytical categories such as the body, space, scripture, and ritual. Her publications include Veda and Torah: Transcending the Textuality of Scripture (1996); Bhakti and Embodiment: Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti (expected 2012); and two edited volumes, Ritual and Power (1990) and Refiguring the Body: Embodiment in South Asian Religions (expected 2012).