Academic Work

My academic work exists in and between the humanities and technology expanding the boundaries of performative religious practices and multi-modal ethnography.

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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.

Courses Taught

  • Sensory Religion: Experience, Experiments, and Perception
  • Hindu Epics: Texts, Ethics, and Performances
  • Introduction to Hinduism: An anti-colonial approach
  • Dance, Yoga, and Embodied Knowledge (Odissi 2020, Kuchipudi 2016)
  • Transnational Religions: A digital approach
  • Introduction to Hinduism — Master’s level
  • Hindu and Buddhist Practices of South and Southeast Asia – Assistant (Emory)
  • Hindu Myths – Assistant (Emory)
  • South Asian Civilizations – Assistant (Emory)

Proposed Courses
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
  • Digital Religion
  • Ethnographic Methods (traditional and digital)
  • Digital Humanities and South Asian Studies
  • Critical Views of Digital Humanities

Digital Pedagogy

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


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.

Abstract available at Emory University.