- Hinduism, Hindu traditions
- South Asia
- Bhakti, devotion
- Tantra and Tantric traditions
- Mahabharata and Ramayana
- Islam in South Asia
- Religion and ecology
- Sanskrit poetry, literature and aesthetics
- Bhakti, stotra, devotion and prayer
- Shaivism and Tantric traditions (especially from Kashmir)
- The Mahabharata
- Indian Buddhism
- And Hinduism outside of India
Stainton, H. (in press). The Courtship of Śiva and Sarasvatī in the Poetry of Jagaddhara of Kashmir. In Tantra and Agama Studies (pp. 281-292). Delhi: Rashtriya Sanskrita Sansthana and D.K. Printworld.
Stainton, H. (in press). Poetry and Kṣemarāja’s Hermeneutics of Non-dualism. In B. Bäumer & H. Stainton (Eds.), Tantrapuṣpāñjali: Tantric Studies in Memory of Pandit H.N. Chakravarty.
Stainton, H. (in press). Somānanda. In R. Sherma (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Indian Religions: Hinduism. Springer. DOI:978-94-007-2590-4
Stainton, H. (in press). Trika. In R. Sherma (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Indian Religions: Hinduism. Springer.
Stainton, H. (2017). Poetry as Prayer: The Śaiva Hymns of Jagaddhara of Kashmir. International Journal of Hindu Studies. DOI:10.1007/s11407-016-9197-2 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11407-016-9197-2
Stainton, H. (2016). [Review of Ratnakaṇṭhas Stotras: Sūryastutirahasya, Ratnaśataka und Śambhukṛpāmanoharastava, Jürgen Hanneder, S. Jager, and A. Sanderson (eds. and trans.)]. Indo-Iranian Journal, 59(4), 365-370. Brill.
Stainton, H. (2015). Pratyābhijñāhṛdayakārikā [Commentary on "The Heart of Recognition"]. Saṃskṛtapratibhā: Sahitya Akademi's Quarterly Journal, 54, 109-111. New Delhi, India: Sahitya Akademi.
Stainton, H. M (2014). Review: "Exploring the Bhagavad Gītā: Philosophy, Structure and Meaning." (R. T Ames). Philosophy East and West, 64(3), 807-812. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i.
Stainton, H. (2010). Stotras, Sanskrit Hymns., pp. 193-207.
Stainton, H. (2008). Review: The Bhagavad Gita. [Review of The Bhagavad Gita, by Laurie L. Patton. Penguin Classics, 2008]. South Asia Global Affairs, http://www.saglobalaffairs.com/book-reviews/191-review-the-bhagavad-gita.html
Stainton, H. (11/30/2016). “Approaching Praise Poetry via Kashmir”. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX
Stainton, H. (10/31/2016). “Beyond Death and Decay: Literary Innovation in the Sanskrit Hymns of Kashmir” . Annual Conference on South Asia. Madison, WI
Stainton, H. (03/31/2016). “Devotional Poetry and the Poetics of Devotion: On the History of Bhaktirasa in Kashmir”. American Oriental Society Annual Meeting.
Stainton, H. (03/20/2015). Aesthetics and Religious Experience in the Non-dual Hymns of Kashmir. Religion in South Asia Conference. Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. Available Here
Stainton, H. (10/31/2014). Book prospectus for Poetry as Prayer: Stotras in Kashmir and Beyond . American Institute of Indian Studies Dissertation-to-Book Workshop, in conjunction with the annual Madison South Asia Conference. Madison, WI
Stainton, H. (09/15/2014). Rebooting Hindu Hymns. South Asian Studies Seminar Series. University of Iowa, Iowa City
Stainton, H. (03/31/2014). Poetry as Prasāda: Sanskrit Stotras and the Nature of Bhakti. Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference. Philadelphia
Stainton, H. (11/30/2013). Poetry as Prayer: The Śaiva Hymns of Jagaddhara of Kashmir . American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Baltimore
Stainton, H. (11/30/2013). Tantric Poetry and Poetics: Rethinking Stotras from Kashmir. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Baltimore
Stainton, Hamsa , (Collaborator), Law, Jane Marie, (Principal), “Monasteries as Keepers of Traditional Ecological Knowledge," an international, collaborative grant for research in Sri Lanka, January 2017, International Programs Travel Fund, $1,000, Submitted 12/01/2016 (01/01/2017 - 01/31/2017) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.