Professor Steven M. Vose, PhD
Steven M. Vose is a scholar of Jain traditions focusing on the Śvetāmbar communities of western India from the late medieval era to the present. He approaches the study of Jain communities through the disciplines of history, anthropology, ethics, and art history; he reads and translates literature in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and Gujarati (old and modern).
Steven’s current work examines Jain temple building, pilgrimage, and devotion, as well as the connections between class, caste, and gender in monastic lineages. He holds a doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in South Asia studies and a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School. His first book, Reimagining Jainism in Islamic India: Jain Intellectual Culture in the Delhi Sultanate (Routledge, forthcoming), won the Edward C. Dimock, Jr. Book Prize in the Indian Humanities from the American Institute of Indian Studies.