Anthony Cerulli

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Joined the faculty in 2008

Ph.D. University of Chicago
M.A. Yale University
B.A. Loyola University Chicago

Read Anthony Cerulli's Curriculum Vitae

Current scholarly interests:
History of Medicine
History of Religions
Kerala History
Medical Anthropology
Ritual Studies
Sanskrit Literature
South Asian History

Previous Research:
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, 2012-13
European Institutes for Advanced Study Fellow, 2012-13
L'Institut d'études avancées-Paris (Chercheur invité), 2012-13
L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Professeur invité), 2012
American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, 2011-12
Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL (Research Associate), 2005, 2008
Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellow (India & England), 2004-05
Managing Editor, India Review, 2009-present

Courses Routinely Taught:
South Asian Religions
Foundations of Asian Civilizations

Recent Publications:

Somatic Lessons: Narrating Patienthood and Illness in Indian Medical Literature. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2012.

Medical Texts and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History (co-edited with Karin Preisendanz and Dominik Wujastyk), New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2013.

Articles and Chapters:
"Nathaniel Hawthorne's Mad Scientist Stories: A Collaborative Learning Activity" (with Sarah Berry), Journal of Medical Humanities, vol. 34, no. 1 (December 2013).

"The Joy of Life: Medicine, Politics, and Religion" in Medical Texts and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History, A. Cerulli, K. Preisendanz, and D. Wujastyk (eds), New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2013.

"Zoroastrianism," in Religions of the World: An Introduction to Culture and Meaning, Lawrence Sullivan (ed), Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.

"On the Allegorization of Action for Health," Journal of Indian Medicine, vol. 5, no. 1, 2012.

"Calculating Fecundity in the Kasyapa Samhita," in Health and Religious Rituals in South Asia: Disease, Possession and Healing, Fabrizio Ferrari (ed), London: Routledge, 2011.

"Ayurveda," in The Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Volume II: Texts, Rituals, Arts, and Concepts, Knut A. Jacobsen (ed), Leiden: Brill, 2010.

"Narrative Wellbeing: Anandarayamakhin's The Joy of Life (Jivanandanam)," Indian Journal of History of Science, vol. 44, no. 2, 2009.

"Know Thy Body, Know Thyself: Decoding Knowledge of the Atman in Sanskrit Medical Literature" (with Brahmadathan U.M.T.), Journal of Indian Medicine, vol. 2, no. 3, 2009.

"On the Nature of the Patient in Sanskrit Medical Literature," in Ashtanga Hridaya Sathram, N.K. Mahadevan (ed), Kottayam: Sreekrishna Ayurveda Kendra, 2009.

"Mental Disease in the Ayurvedadipika of Cakrapanidatta," in Navathy Pranamam, V.M.D. Namboodiri (ed), Venkitangu: Ullanoor Mana Trust, 2008.

Professional Affiliations:
American Academy of Religion
Association of Asian Studies
American Oriental Society
Classical Ayurvedic Texts Society
European Association for South Asian Studies
Kerala Council for Historical Research

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