Cynthia Ann Humes is a professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College, in Claremont, California. The college lists her research interests as: History of Hinduism in America, Modern Hindu Goddess Worship, and Gender and Religion. She is also an author, the college's Chief Technology Officer and a Commissioner on the Claremont City Planning Commission.
Humes has spent much time in India in order to study Indian culture, and especially the role of goddesses in modern Hinduism. She has also written on Hinduism's influence on new religious movements in the United States. In 2008 she criticized the Transcendental Meditation movement for its seeming misunderstanding of Indian classical music, while in 2005 she had criticized its exclusivity.
- Living Banaras: Hindu religion in cultural context. By Bradley R. Hertel and Cynthia Ann Humes. Albany: SUNY Press, 1993.
- Gurus in America. By Thomas Forsthoefel and Cynthia Ann Humes. Albany: SUNY Press, 2005.
- Breaking boundaries with the Goddess: New Directions in the Study of Saktism. By Cynthia Ann Humes and Rachel Fell McDermott. Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2009.
- The Ivory Tower and the Cloud. Understanding Cloud Computing (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore: 2010 edition, Inside the Minds series), co-authored with Jeremy Whaley.
- Staying in the IT Game on Campus. Updating Your Company's Technology Strategy: Leading CTOs and CIOs on Working with the Executive Team, Managing Budget Constraints, and Delivering Business Value (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore: 2010 edition, Inside the Minds series).
- CMC profile
- Nilima Chitgopekar, 2002, Invoking goddesses: gender politics in Indian religion, Shakti Books, page 84
- John Stratton Hawley, Donna M. Wulff, 1998, Devī: goddesses of India, Motilal Banarsidass Publ., pages 10-11
- Cynthia Ann Humes, "Maharishi Ayur-Veda", chapter 17 in Wujastyk, Dagmar; Smith, Frederick M. (2008), Modern and global Ayurveda: Pluralism and Paradigms, Albany: State University of New York Press, ISBN 978-0-7914-7489-1
- Humes, Cynthia Ann (2005). "Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Beyond the TM Technique". In Forsthoefel, Thomas A.; Humes, Cynthia Ann (eds.). Gurus In America. SUNY Press. pp. 55–80. ISBN 978-0-7914-6573-8.
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