University of Chicago Divinity School
Historian (religion); Educator
Humanities and Arts
Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. Doniger's research and teaching focus on translating, interpreting, and comparing elements of Hinduism through modern contexts of gender, sexuality, and identity. She is past president of the American Academy of Religion (1984) and the Association for Asian Studies (1997). She was awarded the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award for excellence in multi-cultural literature, non-fiction, for Splitting the Difference (2000).