Cooling off in Ooty, March 2012. 

I work on texts, rituals, and the senses in South Asian religions, with a focus on Hindu traditions of India. I'm especially interested in Sanskrit mantras: how they are performed, textualized, and passed on; how they are embodied and sensed; how they are reflected upon and interpreted; how they are transformed in the digital age; and how they influence identity, community, and heritage within religious traditions.

Curriculum Vitae / Contact

Postdoctoral Associate, Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University (2017-2018)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Brown University (2015-17)

Adjunct Lecturer in Hindu Studies, Harvard Divinity School (2016)

PhD. 2015, South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Fellow, Film Study Center (2012-14), Harvard University

Visiting Lecturer in Religious Studies, Brown University (2012, 2014)