Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Pardee 327
(610) 330-5179


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Special interests: Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, religions of Asia, Hindi, Sanskrit, methodological issues in the study of religion; visits India and Pakistan to research Hinduism and interactions between Hinduism and Islam; author, Debating the Dasam Granth (Oxford, 2011) One Lifetime, Many Lives: The Experience of Modern Hindu Hagiography; editor, Contemporary Hinduism: Ritual, Culture, and Practice. Recipient of Jones Faculty Lecture Award, Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.