Sally J. Sutherland Goldman

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D. University of California (Sanskrit) 1979

(510) 642-2409
Address & Office Hours: 

Sanskrit 100A: 175 Dwinelle Hall M,W,F 8:00am—10am
Sanskrit 101A: 210 Dwinelle Hall  M,F 12:00pm–2:00pm
Office Hours: M,F 10:30—11:30, TBA

Curriculum Vitae: 

Sally J. Sutherland Goldman received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1979, where she has taught Sanskrit and related subjects since 1981. She is the Associate Editor of the VālmīkiRāmāyaṇa Translation Project. She is the co-annotator of the Bālakāṇḍa (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984), and co-translator of the Sundarakāṇḍa (Princeton: Princeton University Press,1996), Yuddhakāṇḍa (Princeton: Princeton University Press,2009), and the Uttarakāṇḍa (forthcoming).  Dr. Sutherland Goldman has lectured, taught, and published widely in the areas of Sanskrit epic and literature and traditional South Asian constructions and representations of gender. She is co-author of the Devavāṇīpraveśikā: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language (Berkeley:  Centers for South and Southeast Asia Studies, U. C. Berkeley, 1980, 2004) and the editor of Bridging Worlds:  Studies on Women in South Asia (Berkeley:  Centers for South and Southeast Asia Studies, U. C. Berkeley 1991.  Reprint:  Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1991).  A frequent visitor to India, she spent the Spring of 2010 as a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies at Jahwarhal Nehru University. She was selected as was a recepient of the the University of California at Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award for 2012 ( She is a co-organizer of a conference on epic studies to be held Oct. 26–27th, 2012 in celebration of the long-anticipated concusion of the Rāmāyaṇa Translation Project (