Assistant Professor - Religious Studies, South Asian Studies
Office: Kauke 002
- B.A., Fordham University 2010
- M.A., University of Pennsylvania 2012
- Ph.D., University of Florida 2019
- RELS 110: Comparative Religious Traditions: South Asia
- RELS 218: Hinduism
Awards and Professional Memberships
- 2017 Fulbright U.S. Student (Fulbright-Nehru) Fellowship
- 2016 Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship from the Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere (University of Florida)
- American Academy of Religion
- Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
- "BAPS: Pramukh Swami." In Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, edited by Knut A.Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, and Vasudha Narayanan, 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1010071046.
- "Swaminarayan Sampraday". Database of Religious History, Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia, 2017.
- “Composition of the Upanishads." In Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History, edited by Florin Curta and Andrew Holt, 31-33. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2017.
- “Swaminarayan and the Establishment of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.” In Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History, edited by Florin Curta and Andrew Holt, 830-831. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2017.
Bhakti Mamtora examines religious subjectivity and community formation in nineteenth-century Gujarat through an analysis of text and praxis in the Swaminarayan Sampraday. Her research interests include: South Asian Religions, Hindu Traditions, Vernacularization, and Book History and Print Culture in Colonial India.