This website was created to facilitate greater representation of women in scholarly activities by providing a crowdsourced list of female scholars working in Asian Religions. We welcome contributions from anyone identifying as a woman, gender non-conforming, or non-binary.¬† Independent scholars are encouraged to add their names, and we take both “Asia” and “religions” expansively. We are grateful for the inspiration and model of Sarah Bond’s Women of Ancient History and Kristian Petersen’s Women of Islamic Studies.

This website was developed by Natasha Heller, University of Virginia (  Please contact her with any corrections or questions.

Advisors include:

Elena Valussi, Loyola University Chicago

Heather Blair, Indiana University

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Occidental College

Ute Huesken, Heidelberg University

Alicia Turner, York University


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