Dr Ann Gleig

Ann Gleig recently received her Ph.D. in religious studies from Rice University and is currently a teaching fellow at Millsaps College. Her areas of specialization are Asian religions in America as well as religion and psychology. She has published and presented on numerous aspects of her research, and is presently working on a co-edited book collection (with Lola Williamson) titled Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism. She is an editor for Religious Studies Review for the sections on the “Sociology and Anthropology of Religion” and a subeditor for “Mysticism, Asian Religions, and Psychology.” She is also interested in innovative pedagogies such as feminist, queer and contemplative pedagogy.


Ann Gleig and Lola Williamson, eds., Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism (Albany: SUNY Press, 2013)

“ From Being to Becoming, Transcending to Transforming: Andrew Cohen and the Evolution of Enlightenment,” in Gleig and Williamson, Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism (Albany: SUNY Press, 2013)

“Remembering Aurobindo: Integral Yoga and Evolutionary Spirituality,” in Mark Singleton and Ellen Goldberg, eds., Gurus of Modern Yoga2014.

“The Enlightened Body in A.H. Almaas’s Diamond Approach,” in Thomas Cattoi and June McDaniel, eds. The Mystical Sensuality: Seeking the Divine in One’s Body (Hastings: Palgrave and MacMillian, 2011)

“The Contemplative Classroom,” co-written with Anne Klein in Judith Simmer-Brown and Fran Redlands, eds. Meditation in the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (Albany: SUNY Press, 2011)

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