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Publications & Projects



“Tulasi Srinivas, The Cow in the Elevator: An Anthropology of Wonder” (book review), Asian Ethnology, 79/1 (2020).

Dunn, Laura, and Graham M. Schweig, editors. “Special Issue on Contemporary Yoga Studies: Philosophy, Practice, Ethics, & Applications.” Journal of Dharma Studies 4, no. 1 (Spring 2020).

“Yoginī-s in the Flesh: Power, Praxis, and the Embodied Divine Feminine,” Journal of Dharma Studies (Springer International), Fall 2018, Berkeley, CA.

“The Self-Emptying God(dess): Death and Salvation in the Iconographies of the Crucifixion and Chinnamastā,” Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley), 4, no. 2, 2018.

“The Eye of the Beholder: Contemplation of the Tantric Goddess, Chinnamastā:” Parabola Magazine, Volume 41; Issue 1, Spring 2016: The Divine Feminine.

"The Shadow Side of Yoga,” ed. Carolyn Costin, Joe Kelly, in Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for a Modern Illness (New York: Routledge, 2016).

“The Alchemical Fire”: Parabola Magazine, Volume 37; Issue 1, Spring 2012: The Burning World.

“Grace is Here! An Interview with Ram Dass”: Parabola Magazine, Volume 38; Issue 1, Spring 2013 Spirit in the World.





GTUx "Decolonizing Yoga: Indigenous Perspectives," Berkeley, CA

Forthcoming July 2023

Fetzer Institute Shared Sacred Story Project, Kalamazoo, MI

2022 - Present

Guest Lecture for "Virtual Sacred Spaces" Seminar, Berkeley

October 2020


“Reenchanting the Body: Asceticism of Transnational Ashtanga Yoga,” American Academy of Religion, San Diego

October 2019


“Yoginī-s in the Flesh: The Embodied Divine Feminine,” American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting, Denver

October 2018


“Presence and Absence: The Eternal and Ephemeral Image of Dakshinakālī,” Symposium on Semiotics and Hermeneutics in Indian thought, sponsored by the GTU Center for Dharma Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

April 2018


“Kālī: From British India to Modern-Day Laguna Beach, California,” Brown Bag Lunch Series, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Center for Arts and Religion: Doug Adams Gallery, Berkeley

May 2018


“Yoginī-s in the Flesh: The Embodied Divine Feminine,” Persistent Voices, Women’s Studies in Religion Student Conference, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley



“Yoginī-s in the Flesh: The Embodied Divine Feminine,” Religion and Ritual: Poetics and Performance of the Ineffable, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Hawaii Mānoa, Honolulu



“Hinduism & Sustainability” (Respondent), Religion and Kindness, American Academy of Religion Western Regional Conference, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley



“The Iconic Image of Chinnamastā: Mediating the Gap Between Text and Experience,” Violent Borders Book Launch & Graduate Student Showcase, Center for South Asian Studies, Honolulu



“The Iconic Image of Chinnamastā: Mediating the Gap Between Text and Experience,” 15th Annual East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia Pacific Region, Honolulu


“Yoga as an Adjunct to Psychotherapy,” Hawaii Psychological Association Conference, Honolulu

Presentation and Panel Discussion with Dr. Thomas Cummings, Dr. Richard Rothschiller, and Bridgette Snyder


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