Matthew Robertson


Matthew Robertson

  • Lecturer
  • Religious Studies Program Coordinator

Education:

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2017
M.A., St. John’s College, New Mexico, 2009
B.S., Truman State University, 2005

Publications

“Bigness, Brilliance, the Buddhi, and the Brāhmaṇya Yoked-Up King.” Journal of Hindu Studies (forthcoming)

“Bliss and Bodily Disorientation: The Autophagous Mysticism of Georges Bataille and the Taittirīya Upaniṣad.” In Transformative Embodiment in Asian Religions: Subtle Body, Sensory Body, and Spatial Body (Routledge Press), edited by George Pati and Katherine Zubko, 2019.

 “The Autophagous Absolute: Revelations of Cosmic and Sovereign Violence in the Taittirīya Upaniṣad and the Bhagavad Gītā.Journal of Religion and Violence 6(1): 73-105, 2018.

“The Identity of Person and World in Caraka Saṃhitā 4.5,” Journal of Indian Philosophy 45: 837-861, 2017.

“In a Time Gone Mad: Indic Notions of Madness in the Mahābhārata and Beyond,” Journal of Hindu Studies 9: 111-144, 2016.

“The Unconscious Mind.” In, Ghosts, Spirits, and Psychics: The Paranormal from Alchemy to Zombies. Edited by Matt Cardin. ABC-Clio Inc., 2015.

Research and Teaching Interests

History of South Asia and South Asian Religions, Epic Literature of South Asia, Āyurveda, Religion and Violence, Mortality Studies, Religion & Environmental Thought, History of Medicine, Personhood, Spatial Theory, Body Theory.

Courses Taught

CIV 201 - World Civilizations and Cultures I

RGS 200 - Introduction to Religious Studies

HIS/RGS 309 - Survey of World Religions

HIS 359 - Early India