Steven Collins

South Asian Languages and Civilizations

Steven Collins is the Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities; he teaches in South Asian Languages and Civilizations. His current research interests include gender in the civilizational history of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia and Pali Buddhist accounts of madness. He is the author of Selfless Persons: Imagery and Thought in Theravada Buddhism (Cambridge, 1982), Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicities: Utopias of the Pali Imaginaire (Cambridge, 1998), A Pali Grammar for Students (Silkworm, 2006), and Nirvana: Concept, Imagery, Narrative (Cambridge, 2010).