Ph.D., Non-Western History, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005 Specializations: south Asian cultural history, Asian Christianity
Non-Western History Sequence:
Upper-Level History Courses:
Religion and Society in Traditional South Asia
Religion and Society in Traditional East Asia
Christianity in Asia
Christianity in Africa and the Middle East
Freedom Struggle: Gandhi and Mandela
Orientalism and Postcolonialism
History and Theory
Introduction to Historical Studies
Humanities 203- Western Culture: Classical through Baroque Eras
Synthesizing the Vedanta: The Theology of Pierre Johanns S.J. Oxford: P. Lang, 2006.
“Reading John through Bhakti eyes: the Hermeneutics of A. J. Appasamy.” Chapter in World Christianity in Local Context (ed. Stephen Goodwin), Continuum Press, 2009.
“Prophetic Precepts or Divine Preeminence: Rammohan Roy vs. Joshua Marshman on the Significance of Jesus.” Chapter in Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things: William Carey and Adoniram Judson, Mission Pioneers (ed. Allen Yeh and Chris Chun), Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2013.
My ongoing research involves examining the lives and thought of indigenous Christians and missionaries in India who engaged deeply with Hindu cultural traditions.
I love to travel. So far, I have visited 25 different countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. I have lived and studied in Scotland for four years and taught in Italy for two years in the Geneva College Semester in Rome program.
Awards & Distinctions Received
Served on the Steering Committee for the World Christianity Consultation of the Evangelical Theological Society, 2010-2013
Travel Funds Recipient, Geneva College Faculty Development, 2009 For visiting and photographing Kenya and Morocco
Research Funds Recipient, Methodist University Faculty Development, 2007 For conducting archival research in the Universities of Mumbai and Pune, India
Research Funds Recipient, University of Edinburgh Small-Project Fund, 2003 For conducting archival research in the Universities of Leuven and Namur, Belgium
Research Funds Recipient, The Spalding Trust, Cambridge University, 2003 For conducting archival research in the University of Calcutta, India
Overseas Research Schemes Award, Universities UK, 2002-2004
Faculty Scholarship, University of Edinburgh, 2002-2004
Division of Humanities Scholarship, University of Edinburgh, 2001
Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.
Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of Non-Western Christianity