Timothy Lubin Professor of Religion and Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8146

Email: lubint@wlu.edu


Area of Expertise

Asian religions and law in comparative and historical perspective, legal pluralism, Sanskrit


B.A., 1986, Columbia University

M.T.S., 1989, Harvard University

Certificate in South Asian Studies, 1991, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Ph.D., 1994, Columbia University


Professor of Religion, Washington and Lee University, since 2009; Affiliated Researcher, Département d'Indologie, Institut Français de Pondichéry, since 2003; Associate Professor, 2003-2009; Director of East Asian Studies, 2006-08; Assistant Professor, 1997-2003; Lecturer in Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 1996-97; Lecturer in the Study of Religion, Harvard University, 1994-96. American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Fellow, 1991-92; American Institute of Indian Studies/NEH Senior Fellow, 1997-98; NEH Fellow, 2004-05; Fulbright-Hays Fellow, 2003-04, 2009-10; American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellow, 2010-11; Chair, Hinduism Group, American Academy of Religion, 2006-2011; Chair, Department of Religion, W&L.

Prof. Lubin specializes in Sanskrit religious and legal literature and Hinduism, and teaches courses in the College on Asian traditions, the comparative study of religion, and Sanskrit. In the Law School, he teaches fall seminars on "Law and Religion," "Legal Pluralism, Conflict, and Justice," and "Hindu Law in Theory and Practice." His research deals with Indic legal traditions and Brahmanical Hindu ritual codes, the connections between them, and their reception in modern India.