Steven Collins
South Asian Languages and Civilizations

Steven Collins is a scholar of the social and cultural history of Buddhism in premodern and modern South and Southeast Asia, and an expert in Pali language and literature. His current research interests include the varieties and civilizational place of wisdom and the Buddhist practices of self. Author of many books and articles, his most recent publication is Readings of the Vessantara Jātaka (2016). Collins is Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations