Barbara Holdrege 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 Hindu and Jewish traditions and also engage broader theoretical issues arising out of critical interrogation of analytical categories such as the body, space, scripture, and ritual.
Recent publications: Veda and Torah: Transcending the Textuality of Scripture. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996, Refiguring the Body: Embodiment in South Asian Religions. Albany: State University of New York Press, expected 2012. (Co-editor, with Karen Pechilis), Bhakti and Embodiment: Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Kṛṣṇa Bhakti. London and New York: Routledge Press, expected 2012