MemberJuli Gittinger

…tion of Asian Studies (AAS) National Conference, Toronto March. [Panel organizer and presenter] 2012.
Hindu Radicalism and the ‘Talibanisation’ of Hinduism, American Academy of Religion Eastern International Regional Conference (AAR-EIR), Syracuse NY, May 2011.
Secular Religion? Cultural Nationali…
… Sacred in Fantastic Fandom. Edited by Carole Cusack and John Morehead. McFarland.

“Mediating Hindu Identities: cultural regrouping online,” in Digital Hinduism. Edited by Xenia Zeiler.  Routledge [Forthcoming].



Hinduism and Hindu Nationalism Online. Routledge, 2018 (book)

“Hijabi Co…

Areas: Contemporary Hinduism and Islam Research interests: Nationalism, Religion and Media, Religion in Popular Culture, Secularism, Gender

MemberSteven Vose

Dr. Vose’s main areas for research and teaching are the religious traditions of South Asia, primarily in Jainism and secondarily in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Islam. He examines the history of interactions within and between these traditions to understand the meaning and contexts of community identity formation, religious authority, and the relationships between religious communities and the state in the medieval and early modern periods. Dr. Vose is interested in devotional practices as public religious expressions, especially pilgrimage and temple ritual; and the place of “tantra” and alchemy in medieval Indian society. Dr. Vose also works on the development of vernacular literary traditions, especially in Old Gujarati, and the interaction of Sanskrit, Prakrit and vernacular languages and literatures. Finally, his work examines architecture, sculpture and manuscript painting practices, especially in western India. More broadly, he is interested in historiography in the study of religion, literary theory and religious reading practices, modern and premodern religious identity politics, religious and ethno-nationalism, conflict and non-violence in South Asia. His early training was primarily anthropological, and he brings a focus on the lived reality of religious life to his study of the medieval and early modern Indian past.

MemberChandrima Chakraborty

…Chandrima Chakraborty, Masculinity, Asceticism, Hinduism: Past and Present Imaginings of India (Permanent Black, 2011).

Chandrima Chakraborty, ed, Mapping South Asian Masculinities: Men and Political Crises (Routledge, 2015).

Chandrima Chakraborty, Amber Dean and Angela Failler, eds. Remembering Air India: The A…

South Asia; South Asian diaspora; History and Public Memory; Nationalism and  Masculinity; 1985 Air India bombings; Bollywood

MemberPaolo Aranha

…tarted and I am about to complete four projects

– the history of the Malabar Rites controversy

– the early modern Catholic representations of Hinduism

– the impact of the Inquisition on the Goan native population

– the conflicts triggered by the presence of Carlo Tomaso Maillard de T…
… the Warburg Institute, where I came again in January 2011 for a two-year Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship on the early modern Catholic representations of Hinduism.
In 2013-2015 I have been a Marie Curie Fellow of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung, attached to the Chair of Church History of the Faculty of Protestant Theo…

I am an Italian of Indian origin, born in Rome in 1978. My field of research is the history of early modern Christianity in Asia, and in particularly in South India.

MemberAnandi Silva Knuppel

…American Academy of Religion
North American Hinduism Steering Committee – American Academy of Religion
Transnational Religious Expression: Between Asia and North America Seminar Steering Committee – American Academy of Religion
American Anthropological Association
Society for Visual Anthropology

I am current a PhD Candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University, an Editorial Assistant for the Visual Anthropology Review, and a full-time Training Specialist and Special Projects Liaison at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.

MemberJoel Bordeaux

…Bengali Intellectuals in the Eighteenth Century”). Aksharekha. (Forthcoming)

“Politics and Power (A Case Study from Bengal)” in A Cultural History of Hinduism in the Age of Empires (1500-1857), edited by Valerie Stoker. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. (Forthcoming)

“Blood in the Mainstream: Kālī Pūj…

I am a specialist in Bengali Shakta traditions, and particularly intrigued by how political authority, canonical works of literature, and esotericism mediate differences between or within religions. My current book project, Raja Krishnacandra: Hindu Kingship and Myth-Making in Early Modern Bengal, explores how an eighteenth century Bengali raja named Krishnacandra Ray — famed throughout the region as a patron of Sanskrit scholarship, a champion of tantric goddess worship, and the alleged architect of British colonialism in India — passed into myth, and what that process suggests about the formation of regional and sectarian identities. Other interests at the moment include sacrifice, ritual magic, literary exegesis, and Hindu-Buddhist interactions.

MemberTeruyuki (Terry) Tsuji

…n what implications tangible religious objects have had for the realignment of “orthodoxy” and development of social capital from distinctly-contextualized Hinduisms of the Indo-Caribbean and Asian Indian immigrants. Also, while in Trinidad as a research fellow at the University of the West Indies, I am conducting …

I completed my PhD at Florida International University in 2006 and a two-year postdoctoral training at Saint Louis University’s Center for Intercultural Studies in 2014. My research topics include, but are not limited to immigrant faiths, material religion, Marian devotion and pilgrimage, and gender and spirituality.

MemberAnthony Cerulli

…th Asia: Disease, Possession and Healing, Fabrizio Ferrari (ed.), 114-126. London: Routledge.
2010. “Ayurveda.” In Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Volume II: Texts, Rituals, Arts, and Concepts, K.A. Jacobsen, H. Basu, A. Malinar, V. Narayanan (eds.), 267-280. Leiden: Brill (revised online ed., 20…

Anthony Cerulli’s research combines ethnographic, historical, and philological methods to address central issues in the study of religion, such as the nature of ritual, comparitivism, and the politics of religious rhetoric. His work also contributes to the fields of narrative medicine and medical humanities, where, in the American literary context, he has written about the relationship between religion, science, and authority in the work of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Most of his work focuses on South Asia, however, where he examines associations between Indian religions and healing traditions. He is interested in how and why people “do things with texts” to heal and sustain well-being. To that end, his research looks at the intersections of premodern and modern literary cultures in India at sites of ritual healing, among Hindu communities, and in institutions of medical education. Anthony is also the creator of MANUSCRIPTISTAN, a photo-ethnography project. •In 2018: two images from the project —“Manuscriptistan 01” and “Manuscriptistan 04”— appeared in the photography journal, Light (issue 07, Fall) •April 2019: lecture on the Manuscriptistan project for UW–Madison’s South Asia Speaker Series •Sept-Dec 2019: an exhibit of 62 images from Manuscriptistan hung at the Kamin Gallery at The University of Pennsylvania [links to an article about the exhibit in the Daily Pennsylvanian; a photo-essay on the UPenn Library Blog; and a public talk + panel discussion about the project] •Jan-May 2020: a handful of images from Manuscriptistan were juried into an group exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, WI.

MemberNarasimhananda Swami

…buddha Bharata–August 2017.
66) Swami Narasimhananda–Christo Fiction–François Laruelle–Prabuddha Bharata–August 2017.
67) Swami Narasimhananda–Hinduism in the Modern World–Brian A Hatcher–Reading Religion–August 2017.
68) Swami Narasimhananda–Finders Keepers?—A True Story in India–Robert …

Name                                                                   : Swami Narasimhananda Specialisation:  Indian Studies, Indian Philosophy, Sociology of Religion, Translation Studies, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion. Present Address                                          : Advaita Ashrama PO Mayavati, Via Lohaghat Dt Champawat, Uttarakhand India. Pincode 262524 Mobile: 9330526514 Email: Present Work: Monk of Ramakrishna Order since May 1997. Editor of the journal Prabuddha Bharata or The Awakened India since August 2014. Languages Known (Expert Knowledge): English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Bengali  Other Current Involvements: Visiting Faculty, Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University. Editor, H-Celebration on H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online. Member, Editorial Board, Reading Religion. Member, International, Interdisciplinary and Interreligious Research Group on ‘Consciousness Studies’, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Roma, Italy. Member, American Academy of Religion (AAR).