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Faculty of Divinity

 
Hinduism
Eastern Religious Traditions
Vedanta
Indian Philosophy

Biography

My research interests include Hinduism, religious ethics, Vedānta philosophy, comparative philosophy, and Eastern religions. 

My doctoral research focuses on the problem of evil. In my dissertation, I reconstruct a theodicy (a response to the problem of evil) by drawing on various Hindu religious motifs from the Vaiṣṇava tradition (a family of religious traditions that are devoted to the deity Viṣṇu/Kṛṣṇa). 

I've also written several peer-reviewed articles on a variety of other subjects, spanning from environmental ethics, hermeneutics, racial equality, comparative philosophy, and more.

Research

Hinduism

Eastern Religious Traditions

Indian Philosophy

Vedanta 

Comparative Philosophy

Publications

Key publications: 

Forthcoming. “The Alchemy of Suffering in the Laboratory of the World: Vedāntic Hindu Engagements with the Affliction of Animals.” Religious Studies. (With Dr. Ankur Barua)

Forthcoming. “The Bhāgavata Purāṇa and the Problem of Evil.” Philosophy East and West.

Forthcoming. “Are There De Jure Objections to Mādhvic Belief?” Religious Studies.

2022. “Constructing a Hindu Black Theology.” Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies, vol. 34: 42-51. https://doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1796.

2021. “Exploring and Applying a Socially Progressive Hermeneutical Lens in Hindu Thought.” Religions, vol. 12, no. 8: 595. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12080595

2021. “An Intra-Hindu Comparative Analysis of Caitanya Vaiṣṇavism’s Eco-Theological Motifs.” Journal of Dharma Studies, vol. 4, no. 1: 5-27. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42240-021-00098-y.

2020. “Re-envisioning a Caitanya Vaiṣṇava ‘Perfect Being Theology’ and Demonstrating Its Theodical Implications.” Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies, vol. 33: 42-52. https://doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1769.

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