Andrea is a PhD candidate at the Department for the Study of Religion. She holds an MA in Modern South Asian Studies and a BA in Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.
Her dissertation explores innovations within the Newar Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition through two case studies of (non-celibate) monastic institutions (Skt. vihāra): (1) Yampi Mahāvihāra, Ī Bahī (in Tibetan known as e yi gtsug lag khang) in Lalitpur, Nepal and (2) Nṛtya Maṇḍala Mahāvihāra in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Research interests: anthropology of the future; chronotopes; anthropology of architecture; innovations; hospitality and hosting; gendered spaces; text and place; materiality
Teaching interests: student well-being; inclusive teaching; social-emotional learning; experiential learning; contemplative pedagogy; relaxation; place-based learning
Andrea supports the platform Women in the Study of Asian Religions (WISAR). WISAR welcomes contributions from anyone identifying as a woman, gender non-conforming, or non-binary. She created and complied the Online Resources/collaborative database Airtable.