Professor of Religious Studies
219 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5070


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught for WGSS

REL 225: Sex, Gender and Religion

Research Interests

Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, religions of Asia, Hindi, Sanskrit, methodological issues in the study of religion; visits India and Pakistan to research Hinduism, Sikhism, and interactions between Hinduism and Islam

Selected Publications

One Lifetime, Many Lives: The Experience of Modern Hindu Hagiography
Debating the Dasam Granth
Editor, Contemporary Hinduism: Ritual, Culture, and Practice


Jones Faculty Lecture Award, Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching