Dr. Miranda E. Shaw
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Publications
Books
Buddhist Goddesses of India. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006.
Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1994.
Articles
"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.
Chapters
"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.

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