anandi silva knuppel
scholar, media-maker, teacher
My dissertation research is a traditional and visual ethnographic study of daily practices in Hindu traditions. In this work, I pay close attention to how people speak about their daily practices, how people perform them, and how institutions and sources of authority influence these practices.
My professional work exists in and in between the humanities, sciences, and technology in project management, training and teaching, and content development.
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Religion • Ethnography • Visual Anthropology
Transnational Religion • South Asian Religions • Digital Religion
Text • Video • Audio
Documentary • Lectures • Photography
My pedagogy and research share a common goal: to investigate religious practices as they are lived within specific theologies. My courses encourage students to be active collaborators in the classroom. Together, we foster discussion, community, and spaces to create new understandings of religious traditions in theory and in practice using traditional and innovative digital methods.
- Transnational Religions - Emory University, 2018
- Introduction to Hinduism - Candler School of Theology, 2016
- Dance and Embodied Knowledge – Assistant
- Hindu and Buddhist Practices of South and Southeast Asia – Assistant
- Hindu Myths – Assistant
- South Asian Civilizations – Assistant
Just as my research is transnational and interdisciplinary, courses that I am prepared to teach have a broad reach across religions of South Asia and transnational religions. My courses also cover various methodologies in religious studies from digital approaches to ethnography and visual and material culture.
- Religions of South Asia
- Devotional Arts of India
- Visual and Material Culture in the Study of Religion
- Religion and Community - Hinduism and Buddhism
- Religion and Embodied Knowledge
- Living Epics of India
- Digital Religion
- Ethnographic Methods
My courses in religion make use of digital methods, but I also regularly teach courses focused on training graduate students and faculty and staff in digital research and pedagogy theories, methods, and technologies.
- Teaching, Pedagogy, Curriculum and Research Graduate Workshop
- Emory Foundations for Online Teaching
- Introduction to Digital Publishing in the Humanities
Gilded Bridal Web Development and Design
Holocaust Denial on Trial
Evening of Telugu Arts
Georgia Coast Atlas
video editing, videography, web development
Dr. Abdullahi An-Na’im
Gamelan Wayang 2015
Practical Matters Journal
Building a Natya Shastra