Steven Collins

South Asian Languages & 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).