Faculty – Religion

Eyal Aviv (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Assistant Professor of Religion & Honors

Research Interests: Chinese Intellectual History, Religion and modernity, Buddhism, Buddhist Philosophy

Ames Hall 101M
2106 G St NW, Room 201B
Tel: (202) 242-6049
E-mail: aviv@gwu.edu

B.N. Hebbar (Ph.D., University of Utrecht, Netherlands; D.Litt., University of South Africa)

Professorial Lecturer in Religion

Academic Advisor DC Area International Buddhist Committee

Research Interests: Hindu and Buddhist Philosophy, linguistics, world religions and religious history, Sanskrit, Pali as well as many Indologically oriented subjects and languages

2106 G Street, NW, Rm 101
Tel: 202-994-6325
E-mail: bnhebbar@gwu.edu

Alfred J. Hiltebeitel (Ph.D., University of Chicago, Divinity School)

Professor of Religion & Human Sciences

Faculty director for the South India Term Abroad (SITA) program

Research Interests: The great epics of India, regional folk epics, South Asian history and the history of religions

2106 G Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-1674
E-mail: beitel@gwu.edu

Xiaofei Kang (Ph.D. Columbia University)

Associate Professor, Religion

Research Interests: Chinese religion, Daoism

2106 G Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6887
Email: xkang@gwu.edu

Sebastien Peyrouse (Ph.D., National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: Political systems, economic development, and religion in Central Asia; Central Asia’s geopolitical positioning toward China, India and South Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 412
Tel: 202-994-3368
Fax: 202-994-7743
E-mail: speyrouse@gwu.edu

Prabhavati Reddy (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professorial Lecturer and Research Scholar

Research Interests: South Asian religions (primary field Hinduism), Sanskrit literature, women’s studies and art history

2106 G Street, NW, Room 301
Tel: 202-994-6325
Fax: 202-994-9379
E-mail: pcreddy@gwu.edu

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