Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Syracuse University
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • B.A., Rutgers University

Research Interests

  • Modern Hindu traditions
  • Anthropology of religion
  • Globalization and cosmopolitanism
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Medical humanities
  • Ecological humanities

Teaching Interests

  • Religion in South Asia
  • History of yoga
  • Religion and science
  • Religion and health
  • Religion and popular culture
  • Theories and methods

Selected Publications

"Religion, Science, and the Middle Class in the All World Gayatri Pariwar,” International Journal of Hindu Studies 23:1 (April 2019)

“From Gurudev to Doctor-sahib: Religion, Science, and Charisma in the All World Gayatri Pariwar.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion. 30:3 (July 2018)

“Yajña without Dharma?: Ritual and Morality in the All World Gayatri Pariwar.” Nidan: International Journal for Indian Studies. 1:2 (December 2016)

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