Neena Mahadev is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences at Yale-NUS College, and a Research Associate within the Religion & Globalization Cluster at the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at National University of Singapore. She carried out dissertation fieldwork in Sri Lanka for more than 24 months in 2009-2011 with support from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Her work appears in Current Anthropology, and in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. She is completing a book manuscript with the working title, Of Karma and Grace: Conversion and the Politics of Belonging in Millennial Sri Lanka.
“Buddhist Territoriality and Pneumatic ‘Encroachment’ in Sri Lanka: Buddhist-Pentecostal Rivalries of Sovereignty, Sanctity, and Soil”