I am a literary scholar who specializes in the languages and texts of North Indian devotional communities in the Early Modern period (c. 1400-1900 CE). I work with manuscripts in several South Asian languages (Hindi, Bengali, Maithili, Sanskrit, Prakrit, Persian, etc.). I come to the Australian National University straight from finishing my Ph.D. at the University of Washington. I am interested in how language, identity, and religion intersect. Though I am a specialist in premodern traditions, as a specialist in South Asian Studies, I always keep a keen analytical eye on historical/cultural memory in the present moment. As a teacher, I primarily teach the Hindi language and its associated literature.