Major research interests:

Currently researching early medieval Sanskrit drama, aesthetics, and narrative literature. Doctoral research involved the Sanskrit epics, Marathi devotional performance traditions, and theories of textual production, performance, and folkloristics. Other interests include South Asian folklore, narrative theory, and cultural studies.

Educational Background:

M. A. and Ph. D. in South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.


Winter 2018

ASIA308 Myth, Ritual and Epic in Ancient India Sections

Myths of creation Gods and goddesses of the Vedic pantheon. Connections with myths in other parts of the world, particularly in the Indo-European tradition. Literary representations of the myths.

Winter 2018

ASIA398 Narrative Literature in Premodern India Sections

Stories of gods, goddesses and religious heroes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas, Avadanas and in classical poetry and drama.

Winter 2018

ASIA495 Folk Cultures in the Asian Diaspora Sections

The mediation of folklore (e.g. slang, songs, games, dance, foodways) in the everyday lives of immigrant and transnational Asian communities. Emphasis on Asian-Canadian folklore in Greater Vancouver through digital documentary media production and archival folklore research.

Winter 2018

ASIA541A Research Methods and Source Materials in South Asian Studies - S ASIA ST RESRCH Sections

Winter 2018
No SANS course(s) were found for W2018 term.