Prof. Ellen Goldberg

Goldberg_portrait1-166x198Ellen Goldberg is currently Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. Ellen obtained an MA and a PhD in Religious Studies from the Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her doctoral work published in 2002 under the title The Lord Who Is Half Woman: Ardhanārīśvara in Indian and Feminist Perspective (SUNY Press) includes an extensive analysis of the significance of Ardhanārīśvara in haṭha and tantric yoga. Goldberg has also written several articles on the intersection between yoga and cognitive science. She has authored a chapter on “Swami Kṛpalvānanda” for a book edited with Mark Singleton titledGurus of Modern Yoga and has an article on “Amrit Desai and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Holistic Health” in Lola Williamson and Anne Gleig’s book titled Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism (SUNY Press). Ellen’s other projects include articles on “Pārvatī” and “Ardhanārīśvara” for the newly launched Oxford Online Bibliographic Series and a book in preparation on Swami Kṛpalvānanda’s contributions to modern yoga. See Ellen Goldberg’s complete C.V.

Publications

Books

2014. Gurus of Modern Yoga (edited with Mark Singleton).

2002. The Lord Who Is Half Woman: Ardhanārīśvara in Indian and Feminist Traditions. New York: State University of New York Press.

Other Publications

2014. “Introduction.” in Gurus of Modern Yoga (with Mark Singleton). New York: Oxford University Press.

2014. “Kripalu.” in Gurus of Modern Yoga. New York: Oxford University Press.

2013. “Ardhanārīśvara.” Oxford Online Bibliographies: Hinduism. Ed., Alf Hiltebeitel.

2013. “Ardhanārīśvara: A Nondual Model of God.” In Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities Jeanine Diller, ed. New York: Springer.

2013. “Amrit Desai and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Holistic Health.” In Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism. Lola Williamson and Ann Gleig, eds. New York: State University of New York Press.

2012. “Pārvatī.” Oxford Online Bibliographies: Hinduism. Ed., Alf Hiltebeitel.

2010. “What Can Cognitive Science Tell Us About Tantra.” In Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion. 15: 3-20.

2010. “Kṛpalvānanada: The Man Behind Kripalu Yoga.” In Religions of South Asia. 4 (1): 67-88.

2010. “Ardhanārīśvara in Indian Art.” In Literary Discourses. 1 (1): 1-12.

2010. Yoga, Bhoga, and Ardhanarishwara: Individuality, Wellbeing and Gender in Tantra, Prem Saran. Review. Journal of Asian Studies. 69 (1).

2010. “The Participatory Turn: Spirituality, Mysticism, Religious Studies, Edited by Jorge N. Ferrer and Jacob H. Sherman.” Review. Sophia 49 (2): 309-310.

2009. “Medieval Haṭhayoga Sādhana: An Indigenous South Asian Bio-therapeutic Model for Health, Healing and Longevity.” In Acta Orientalia 70: 93-109.

2008. “Ardhanārīśvara: What we know and what we don’t.” In Religion Compass 2 (3), 301-315.

2007. “Cognitive Science and Hinduism.” In Studying Hinduism: Key Concepts and Methods. Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, eds., 59-73. New York: Routledge.

2006. “Buddhism in the West.” In Buddhism in World Cultures. Steven Berkwitz, ed., 285-311. Los Angeles: ABC-Clio.

2005. “Cognitive Science and Haṭhayoga.” In Zygon. 40 (3); 613-629.

2004. “Sādhana and the Paradox of Self Cultivation.” In Journal of Dharma. 30 (1): 53-72.

2003. “Ardhanārīśvara: A Symbol of Indian Feminism” Mārga: Journal of Benares Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Reprint of paper given at Banares Hindu University.

2002. “Parvati Through the Looking Glass.” In Acta Orientalia. 63: 71-92.

2001. “The Haṭhayogapradipika of Svātmarāma and the Rahasyabodhini of Kṛpalvānanda.” In Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion. 204: 1-26.

2001. “The Romantic Quest of Rabindranath Tagore: Poetry as Sādhana.” In Journal of Indian Literature. 2: 173-196.

2000. “Androgynous Methods/Theories and the Study of Religion.” In Journal of Religion and Culture. 12: 83-95.

1999. “The Re-Orientation of Buddhism in North America.” In Method and Theory in the Study of Religion. 11: 340-350.

1999. “Ardhanārīśvara: A New Interpretation.” In East and West. 49: 175-187.