Dr. Tanisha Ramachandran

Associate Teaching Professor
Office: Wingate 307
Phone: 758-6096
Email: ramacht@wfu.edu





Tanisha Ramachandran earned her Ph.D from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She is currently working on a monograph tentatively titled, Idolized Representations which deals with issues of colonialism and the transmission and commoditization of Hindu imagery in the Euro-American world. Prior to joining Wake Forest University, she taught in the Department of Religion and the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University. She has published in various journals including The Journal of Religion and Culture and Canadian Women’s Studies/ les cahiers de la Femme and has given numerous talks on issues pertaining to race, sexuality, religion and feminism. Her other areas of interest include the racialization of Islam in the North American media, Hindu Nationalism, Hindu and Buddhist art and Women in South Asian Religions.



Ph.D., Concordia University (Hinduism) 2008

M.A., Concordia University (Hinduism and Buddhism) 2000



2009. “ No Woman Left Covered: Unveiling and the Politics of Liberation in Multi/interculuralism” In Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme: Women, Citizenship and Canadian Multiculturalism. Vol. 27/2,3. Spring/Summer: 33-39.

2007. “Endangering the Safety of Canadian Values: The Case of A Hijab, An Eleven Year Old Girl and a Soccer Ball in RACE Link. (Spring): 6-7

2004“Abusing Ganga Ma: How the Ganges Continues to Purify in Voices Across Boundaries Vol. 2/1: 50-51.

1999. “Constructing Sita, Deconstructing the Ideal Wife: The Uses of Text and (Con)text.” In The Journal of Religion and Culture. Volume13:169-174.


Courses Taught

REL 104: Introduction to Asian Traditions

REL 108: Introduction to Hindu Traditions

REL 361: The Buddhist World of Thought and Practice

REL 361: Politics and Social Engaged Buddhism

REL 385: Hindu Religious Traditions

REL 388: South Asian Women: Religion, Culture and Politics

REL 390: Hindu Myth and Iconography

REL 700: Theory and Method in the Study of Religion

REL 701: Politics of Religion and Secularism

REL 702: Media, Religion and the Periphery

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