Dr. David Lawrence

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Researcher
Field of Specialization: Religious Study
Name: Dr. David Lawrence  
Official Address: Department of Philosophy and Religion
College of Arts and Sciences
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks – North Dakota
Indian Host Institution: University of Lucknow
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Duration of Grant & Start Date : Duration: 9 months
August 2011

Brief Bio:
Dr. Lawrence is an Associate Professor at the University of North Dakota. Dr. Lawrence earned his Ph.D. in history of religion, University of Chicago. His Dissertation was titled as "Argument and the Recognition of Ãiva: The Philosophical Theology of Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta". He earned his Master's also from University of Chicago and his Bachelor's from the George Washington University.

Dr. Lawrence's Fulbright-Nehru research is titled as "Translations and Studies of Monistic Saiva Philosophy". During his research in India as a Fulbright-Nehru fellow Dr. Lawrence will consult with colleagues and search for manuscripts to complete annotated translations and studies of two Sanskrit texts of the medieval Pratyabhijna School of monistic Saiva philosophy. He has already completed a draft and has a contract for the publication as a book of the long Commentary on the Recognition of the Lord by Abhinavagupta.