I am interested in the intellectual, religious, and literary history of ancient India and I teach courses in these areas, with a particular emphasis on Buddhism. My current work is on emotions in classical Indian thought. I have also worked a lot on the 5th century Theravada thinker Buddhaghosa. I have taught at Amherst since 2003.
Harvard University -- Ph.D. in Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, 1999
Reed College -- B.A. in Interdisciplinary Philosophy and Religion, 1991