• Matthew D. Milligan researches Indian and Sri Lanka religious history, focusing on the social and economic history of religions in these regions. A specialist in epigraphy and material culture, Milligan reads Sanskrit, Pali, and Prakrit material cultural sources together with canonical and non-canonical religious literature.

    • The University of Texas at Austin
    • "The Wheel Turning King and the Lucky Lottery" - Journal of Contemporary Religion (forthcoming) 
    • "De-Facing the Epigraphic Self in Early Buddhist Sri Lanka" - South Asian Studies (forthcoming) 
    • "Monastic Investment Bootstrapping: An Economic Model for the Expansion of Early Buddhism" in Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies (2020)
    • "The Economic Power of Women in Early South Asian Buddhism" - The Indian Economic & Social History Review (2019) 
    • "Corporate Bodies in Early South Asian Buddhism" - Religions (2018)
    • Buddhism
    • Hinduism
    • Social History
    • Economics of Religion
    • Buddhism/Hinduism
    • Asian Religions
    • Economics of Religion
    • FYE
    • Faculty Research Grant (Georgia College & State University, 2018) 
    • Visiting Research Fellowship (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, German, 2015) 
    • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (UT-Austin, 2009, 2013) 
    • Best Paper Prize (Midwest American Academy of Religion Conference, 2006)