scholarship

scholarship

Academic Work

My academic work exists in and in between the humanities, sciences, and technology in project management, training and teaching, and content development.

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Pedagogy

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

  • 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

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
  • Religion and Embodied Knowledge
  • Living Epics of India
  • Digital Religion
  • Ethnographic Methods

Research

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.