Madhuri M. Yadlapati

Madhuri M. Yadlapati


Ph.D.: Philosophy of Religion, Yale University, 2002

Office: 105 Coates


Madhuri Yadlapati received her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion at Yale University in 2002. Since 2004, she has taught religious studies as an adjunct instructor at LSU.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Yadlapati teaches courses in world religions and modern Christian thought, as well as special topics courses on Hindu-Christian Dialogue and Faith and Doubt. Her research interests include philosophy of religion and interreligious dialogue. She is currently co-editing a series published by Palgrave Macmillan titled "Interreligious Studies in Theory and Practice."

Courses Offered

  • REL 1000 Religions of the World
  • REL 2000 Introduction to the Study of Religion
  • REL 2001 Faith and Doubt
  • REL 2029 Judaism, Christianity, Islam
  • REL 4012 History of Modern Christian Thought
  • REL 4227 Contemporary Christian Thought

Awards and Honors

  • Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2008

Selected Publications

  • Co-authored with Aimee Light a chapter in an edited volume: “Hinduism”, World Religions in Dialogue: a Comparative Theological Approach. Ed. Pim Valkenberg. (Anselm Academic, 2013)
  • Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt (University of Illinois Press, 2013)  
  • “The Problem with Karma: A Levinasian Critique and Christian-Hindu Theological Rehabilitation.” Journal of Ecumenical Studies (2011).
  • “Sita and Sarah: Female Complementarity or Special Revelation.” Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies (2008).
  • “Impossibility, God, and Religious Experience.” Ars Disputandi (2006).