Scholarship

Works in Progress and Forthcoming

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

“Neoliberal Yoga.” Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies. Edited by Suzanne Newcombe and Karen O’Brien-Kop. New York: Routledge.

Heresies: Sexual Politics in the Study of Religion.

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

2019. “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.