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Dr. Miranda E. Shaw
Dr. Miranda E. Shaw
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus

Buddhist Goddesses of India. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006.

Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1994.


"Buddhist and Taoist Influences on Chinese Landscape Painting." Journal of the History of Ideas 49 (1988): 183-206.

"William James and Yogacara Philosophy: A Comparative Inquiry." Philosophy East and West 37 (1987): 223-44.

"Nature in Dogen's Philosophy and Poetry." Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 8 (1985): 111-32.


"Is Vajrayogini a feminist? A Tantric Buddhist Case Study?" In Alf Hiltebeitel and Kathleen M. Erndl, eds., Is the Goddess a Feminist? The Politics of South Asian Goddesses, pp. 166-80. New York: New York University Press, 2000.

"Worship of Women in Tantric Buddhism: Male Is to Female as Devotee Is to Goddess." In Karen L. King, ed., Women and Goddess Traditions, pp. 111-36. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 1997.

"An Ecstatic Song by Laksminkara." In Janice D. Willis, ed., Feminine Ground, pp. 52-56. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Pub., 1989.

Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., Harvard University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
B.A., Ohio State University
Contact Information
102G Weinstein Hall
(804) 289-8692
(804) 287-6504 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
History of religions
Religions of India
Gender and Religion