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Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Committee on the Study of Religion
(Sep 2005 - Aug 2012)
Harvard Divinity School
(May 2003 - Jun 2005)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
(Sep 1992 - Dec 1997)
College Fellow, Department of South Asian Studies
(Jul 2012 - Present)
• Instructor, “South Asian Literary Cultures: An Introduction” (Spring 2013) • Instructor, “Contemporary Politics of South Asia’s Past” (Spring 2013) • Instructor, “Religious Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and State Terror in Modern India: Cases from Kashmir, Panjab, Gujarat and Nagaland” (Fall 2012)
G.S.A Fellow, South Asia Initiative
(Sep 2011 - Jun 2012)
Teaching Fellow, "Contemporary South Asia: A Survey of Intractable Problems and Innovative Solutions"
(Sep 2011 - Dec 2011)
Teaching Fellow, "Hindu Worlds of Art and Culture"
(Jan 2010 - Jun 2010)
Senior Thesis Advisor for a dissertation on Hindu-Muslim relations in Hyderabad
(Sep 2008 - Jun 2009)
Thesis nominated for the Hoopes Prize.
Head Teaching Fellow, "Understanding Islam in Contemporary Muslim Societies"
(Jan 2009 - Jun 2009)
Teaching Fellow, "Islam in South Asia"
(Sep 2007 - Jan 2008)
Instructor for Junior Tutorial, "Religious Conflict in Post-colonial India"
(Jan 2008 - Jun 2008)
Teaching Fellow, "Comparative Theology"
(Sep 2007 - Jan 2008)
Teaching Fellow, "World Religions in Boston"
(Sep 2008 - Jan 2008)
- G.S.A. Fellowship, South Asia Initiative, Harvard University (Sep 2011 - Jun 2012)
- Harvard University Dissertation Completion Fellowship (Sep 2010 - Jun 2011)
- UCSB Summer Program in Punjab Studies in Chandigarh, India (May 2009 - Aug 2009)
- South Asia Initiative Fellowship for research in India and Pakistan (Aug 2009 - Sep 2009)
- South Asia Initiative Fellowship and American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship for the advanced study of Sanskrit in Pune, India (Jun 2008 - Aug 2008)
- Summer FLAS Fellowship to pursue advanced study of Persian at University of Wisconsin of Madison, La Cross (Jun 2006 - Aug 2006)
- South Asia Initiative Fellowship to study Brajbhasha texts in India (Jun 2005 - Aug 2005)
- "Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching”— Award sponsored by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Office of the Dean of Academic Programs in Harvard College (May 2007)
- “James Park Morton Interfaith Tribute” — Award by the Interfaith Center of New York for helping make New York a safer place through grassroots advocacy work to combat hate crimes in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 attacks (Aug 2003)
- Cofounder and Board Member, the Sikh Coalition (www.sikhcoalition.org), a civil rights organization, to combat hatecrimes in the wake of September 11, 2001 tragedy (Sep 2001 - Present)
- The American Academy of Religion
- The Association for Asian Studies
- The American Council for Southern Asian Art