Scholarship

Works in Progress and Forthcoming

Peace, Love, Yoga: The Politics of Global Spirituality. New York: Oxford University Press.

“Siddhis and Superhumans: The Hagiographies of Modern Postural Yoga.” Edited by Susanne Scholz and Caroline Vander Stichele. New York: Routledge.

Weaponizing Yoga: Sexual Violence in the Global Industry.

Published Books

2014. Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture. New York: Oxford University Press.

2014. Comparing Religions: Coming to Terms. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Published Articles and Book Chapters

In press. “Modern Jain Yoga.” Brill’s Encyclopedia of Jainism. Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, and Kristi L. Wiley. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. 

2018. “Yogi Superman, Master Capitalist: Bikram Choudhury and the Religion of Commercial Spirituality.” Being Spiritual but not Religious: Past, Present, and Future(s). Edited by William B. Parsons. New York: Routledge.

2018. “Subversive Spiritualities: Yoga’s Complex Role in the Narrative of Sex and Religion in the Twentieth Century U.S.” Devotions and Desires: Religion and Sexuality in the Twentieth Century United States. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

2017. “Yoga, Christians Practicing Yoga, and God: On Theological Compatibility, or Is There a Better Question?” Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 30.  

2016. “Modern Yoga,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. New York: Oxford University Press.

2015. “Jain Modern Yoga: The Case of Preksha Dhyana.” Jain Yoga. Edited by Christopher Key Chapple. New York: Routledge.

2014. “Who Is to Say Modern Yoga Practitioners Have It All Wrong?: On Hindu Origins and Yogaphobia.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 82(2): 427-471. 

2014. “Conversion to Jain Traditions.” The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Edited by Charles Farhadian and Lewis R. Rambo. New York: Oxford University Press.

2014. “Muktananda: Entrepreneurial Godman, Tantric Hero.” Gurus of Modern Yoga. Edited by Ellen Goldberg and Mark Singleton. New York: Oxford University Press.

2012. “Branding Yoga: The Cases of Iyengar Yoga, Siddha Yoga, and Anusara Yoga.” Approaching Religion 2(2): 3-17.

2012. “The Malleability of Yoga: A Response to Christian and Hindu Opponents of the Popularization of Yoga.” Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 25: 3-10.

2012. “The Dual-Ideal of the Ascetic and Healthy Body: The Jain Terapanth and Modern Yoga in the Context of Late Capitalism.” Nova Religio 15(3) (February): 29-50.

2012. “Jainism.” Religions of the World: An Introduction to Culture and Meaning. Edited by Lawrence E. Sullivan. New York: Fortress Press.

2010. “Erotic Motherhood and the Ideal Son: Mythology as Psychotherapy in the Krishna-Bhakti Tradition. Pastoral Psychology 59(1) (February): 53-64.

2009. “Quietism and Karma: Non-Action as Non-Ethics in Jain Asceticism.” Common Knowledge, Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 2 15(2) (Spring): 197-207.

2005. McCullough, Michael E., Craig K. Enders, Sharon L. Brion, and Andrea R. Jain. “The Varieties of Religious Development in Adulthood: A Longitudinal Investigation of Religion and Rational Choice.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 89(1) (August): 78-89.