Vijaya Nagarajan

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-5837 Kalmanovitz Hall 158

Biography

Professor Vijaya Nagarajan teaches courses on Hinduism, Religion and Environment, Spiritual Autobiography, and Community Internships. Her scholarship has centered on the multivalent meanings in the kolam, a women's ritual art in southern India. She is currently working on her book, Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual and Art in southern India—The Kolam (forthcoming, Oxford University Press 2017). Her other research projects include: On the Languages of the Commons; Tree Temples, Mangroves and Temple Forests; and Twins and Hinduism in the California Diaspora. She has been active in the American Academy of Religion and in the environmental movement in India and the United States.

Research
On the Languages of the Commons
Tree Temples, Mangroves and Temple Forests
Twins and Hinduism in the California Diaspora
Publications

Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual and Art in southern India—The Kolam (forthcoming, Oxford University Press 2017)