Professor Emerita of Religious Studies


Donna M. Wulff is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies. Her chief area of specialization is the Hindu tradition, viewed historically and comparatively. She has worked on medieval and modern devotion (bhakti); music, drama, and aesthetics; and goddesses and gender issues.

She is the author of Drama as a Mode of Religious Realization: The Vidagdhamadhava of Rupa Gosvami (Chico, Cal.: Scholars Press, 1984) and co-editor, with John Stratton Hawley, of two books, The Divine Consort: Radha and the Goddesses of India and Devi: Goddesses of India. She is currently completing an edited volume on the Hindu goddess Radha and writing a book entitled Reproaching God, Reviling Husbands: Women's Voices in Bengali Devotional Performance.

At Brown she has been a strong advocate for greater intercultural and international diversity in the curriculum, often speaking out in favor of expanding Brown's offerings in the humanities to embrace a wider range of cultures and regions. She is a founding member of the South Asia Faculty Group, which she has chaired for nine years, and a Trustee of the American Institute of Indian Studies.

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