My research lies at the intersection of Comparative Politics and International Relations with a religion and peace studies emphasis. My regional specialization is South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar).
My work on Religious Nationalism in Contemporary South Asia is forthcoming at Cambridge University Press as part of the Elements series on religion and violence. The element draws upon my field work carrying out interviews with elites in India and Sri Lanka.
Religious Nationalism in Contemporary South Asia. 2020. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Element Series on Religion and Violence. (Under Contract/Revision)
“Climate Conflict: South Asia and the Growing Risk of Climate Refugees.” With Cidney Hopkins and Laurabell Obana. Terrorism and Political Violence (Forthcoming early 2022).
“The Securitization of Love Jihad.” Religions. With Syed Tahseen Raza (Forthcoming late 2021/early 2022)
“Overcoming Intersecting Isolations in an Interdisciplinary Department.” With Dr. Ngoc Phan. Journal of Political Science Education. (Forthcoming 2022)
“The Covid-19 Pandemic and Religious Marginalization in Sri Lanka” in The COVID-19 Pandemic in South Asia: Domestic and International Responses.eds Sumit Ganguly and Dinsha Mistree, Routledge, (Forthcoming February 2022)
“Gendered Islamophobia: The nature of Hindu and Buddhist nationalism in India and Sri Lanka.” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 1–22. September 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/sena.12350
“COVID-19 in India: As Assessment of Kerala’s Development Model.” 2021, with Shelli Israelsen. Progress in Development Studies. September 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/14649934211030462
“People Don’t Want a Mosque Here: Contested Architecture as a Strategy of Nationalism.” Journal of Religion and Violence. Volume 9 (1): Spring 2021 https://doi.org/10.5840/jrv202142086
“Supporting Junior Women: Strategies for Men Colleagues.” With Emily Farris and Julia Marin Hellwege. PS: Political Science and Politics. July 2021 https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096521000068
“The Rise of Hindu Nationalism and its Regional and Global Ramifications.” Spring 2019. Education About Asia: Asian Politics. Volume 23:1 39-43
“Bombs or Ballots?: How do Separatist Groups Determine their Strategy and Why is it Important for All of Us?” Aviation Security International. Summer 2014.
“Female Suicide Bombers and the Religious-Cultural Challenges,” Aviation Security International. Spring 2010