Nancy M. Martin

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Professor Nancy Martin "received her M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in conjunction with the University of California, Berkeley. An Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Chapman University, she is an historian of religion with expertise in Asian religions, gender issues, and comparative ethics. Involved in extensive fieldwork in Rajasthan, her research focuses on devotional Hinduism, women's religious lives, and the religious traditions of low-caste groups in India. Her book on the sixteenth-century saint Mirabai, entitled Mirabai: A Woman Poet-Saint in India, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. She is the recipient of the Graves Award for the Humanities, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Institute of Indian Studies, and she is a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. With Joseph Runzo, she is Co-editor of The Meaning of Life in the World Religions; Love, Sex and Gender in the World Religions; Ethics in the World Religions; and Human Rights and Responsibilities in the World Religions, and General Co-Editor of the "Library of Global Ethics and Religion." Together they jointly delivered the Lowell Lecture for 2001 in comparative ethics at Boston University, and Dr. Martin has lectured widely on devotional Hinduism, religion and human rights, and comparative ethics in India, China, Italy, Germany, Belgium, England, South Africa, and the USA, including at the Parliament of the World Religions in 1998." [1]

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  1. Nancy M. Martin, accessed December 20, 2008.