Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Finnian Gerety

Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies, South Asian Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies



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Professor Finnian Gerety works on texts, rituals, and the senses in South Asian religions, with a focus on Hindu traditions of India. He is especially interested in Sanskrit mantras: how they are performed, textualized, and passed on; how they are embodied and sensed; how they are reflected upon and interpreted; how they are transformed in the digital age; and how they influence identity, community, and heritage within religious traditions.