Welcome! स्वागतम!

I am an Assistant Professor of Religion in the Religion Department at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. I received my Ph.D. in Religion from Emory University in 2016. My specializations are Hinduism, Islam, global feminist theories, class formation, and ethnographic approaches to the study of religion. With the support of a Fulbright-Nehru research fellowship and a grant from the Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology (supported by the Lily Endowment, Inc.) at Emory University, I conducted 15 months of multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork (2012-21013) among upwardly mobile Hindu women in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. I am currently completing a book manuscript, titled Gender, Aspiration, and the Making of Middle Class Hinduism, which examines how Hindu women's ritual and religious worlds are changing in the aspirational middle class contexts of modern, urban India. This forms one part of my research agenda regarding the relationship between religious and class identities in contemporary globalizing contexts.

My broader research and teaching interests include South Asian religions, women in religion, globalization and religion, material cultures, and ethnographic research methods.