Professor of Religious Studies
Pardee 327
(610) 330-5179
(610 330-5585


  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Research interests: Hinduism; Buddhism; Sikhism; religions of Asia; Hindi; Sanskrit; methodological issues in the study of religion; 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

Honors: Jones Faculty Lecture Award; Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching