Dr. Slouber is Associate Professor of South Asia at Western Washington University in the Department of Global Humanities and Religions.  He is the author of Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing in the Gāruḍa Tantras.


  • Ph.D., UC Berkeley 2012 [Abstract]
  • MA in Indologie, Universität Hamburg, Germany, 2011 [PDF]
  • MA in South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley 2007 [PDF]
  • BA in Religious Studies (magna cum laude), UC Davis 2005


  • HNRS 105: India: Politics, Passion, and Disenchantment
  • REL 231: Intro to the Study of Religion
  • REL 303: Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion
  • REL 345: Fierce Goddesses of India
  • REL 378: Religion and Society in India
  • HUMA 271: Humanities of India
  • HUMA 337: Cosmopolitan South India (Study Abroad)
  • HUMA 421: Traditional Indian Medicine
  • HUMA 437: Kathmandu at the Crossroads (Study Abroad)

Current Project

  • Garland of Forgotten Goddesses (edited sourcebook of goddess narratives for classroom analysis and general readership).  Under contract with UC Press.


Other Academic Output

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  1. Hey there! As promised a year ago, I am completing the transcription of Jvālāmālinīkalpa. I finished the text transcription last year, but I am now adding the rendered mantras to the etext. I hope to complete it very soon, and I will send it to you. I have misplaced your email when UC cancelled my account; do send me your new email address to the email address specified above.

  2. Prof. Slouber – I am with the National Library of Medicine. I have tried to reach you via Brown University and Saint Mary’s College email addresses to no avail. I wanted to invite you to contribute a chapter to a book I am doing, as an independent project, on Toxicology in Antiquity for Elsevier. For more information please reply with a valid e-mail address. Many thanks. – Phil Wexler

  3. I understand that you have studied at University of California, Berkeley. I happen to know Mr. Kurt Keutzer during couple personal encounters. In view of your work like The Cult of Khadgaravana in which a subject matter of physical and mental illness seems to be addressed, I thought of making this first contact.
    If you are willing to take the matters of common interests further, please revert.
    By the way, the whole interest evolved due to your blog on fortifications of Gingee.
    All the best,
    Shridhar Alurkar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

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