Steven Collins

South Asian Languages and Civilizations

Steven Collins is Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Department of 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 University Press, 1982), Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicities: Utopias of the Pali Imaginaire (Cambridge University Press, 1998), A Pali Grammar for Students (Silkworm Books, 2006), and Nirvana: Concept, Imagery, Narrative (Cambridge University Press, 2010).