“Mediating Religious Nationalism in India: Religious Organizations and the Promotion of a Hindu National Identity,” Panel on Hindu Nationalism in India, INR Analytic Exchange, US Department of State, March 2019.
“A Return to a Place One Has Not Been: The Rhetoric of Bhakti Revivalism in Urban India,” Regional Bhakti Studies Network Symposium, Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Madison, Wisconsin, October 11-13, 2018.
“The Cultural Politics of “the West” and Postcolonial Indian Identity in Mumbai” Religions in Mumbai Workshop, University of Bergen, Norway, April 19-21, 2018.
“Urban Aspirations in a Rural Religious Ashram,” Society for Hindu-Christian Studies, American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Boston, MA, November 19, 2017.
“The Modern Technology of a Vedic Village: The Production of an Idyllic India,” North American Hinduism Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 21, 2017.
“Queering Vedic Culture: Paths to Celebrating LGBTQ Relationships in India's Devout Hindu Communities,” Gender Studies Brown Bag Lunch, Lewis & Clark College, 2017.
“Systematic Spirituality: Modern Hindu Traditionalism in Mumbai,” Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 20-23, 2016.
“My Name Is Not Steve, It Is Satyadev:” Postcolonial Indian Identity in Mumbai,” University of Bergen, Norway, August 27-28, 2016.
“Bringing Krishna Back to India: Identity, Discourse, and Mission in ISKCON India.” Fifty Years of the Hare Krishna Movement: Identity and Impact, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University, April 22-24, 2016.
“Fashioning an Indian National Identity through Performance: Public Festivals and the Use of Media in ISKCON Mumbai,” Colloquium talk, Sociology and Anthropology Department, Lewis & Clark College, 2016.
“A ‘Scientific and Systematic’ Religion: Representations of Vaisnava Hindu Tradition in Contemporary Mumbai.” Hinduism, Science, and the Modern Indian Nation Panel, Hinduism Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 21-24, 2015.
“Inscribing a Global Hindu Culture on the Indian Nation-State,” Transnational Dimensions of Religions in Contemporary India Panel, Religions of South Asia (RISA) Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 21-24, 2015.
“Hindu Communities and Political Representation in the US,” Religion in the United States: Pluralism and Public Presence Summer Institute, hosted at the University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015.
“The Religious Politics of Claiming a Saint’s Shrine in Gujarat: Contested Histories and their Uses at the Imam Shah Bava Dargah of Pirana,” Annual Islamic Studies Graduate Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 8-10, 2015.
“Performing Ethical Practice through Alterity: Dramas and the Sacred Histories of a Hindu Community in Mumbai,” Society for the Anthropology of Religion, San Diego, April 16-19, 2015.
“Urban Multiculturalism and the Redefining of Hindu Tradition in an Indian ISKCON Community,” Society for the Anthropology of Religion Panel on Urban Religions, American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., Dec 4-7, 2014.
“Changing Representations of Hindu Identity in Urban India,” South Asian Religions and Cultures Research Focus Group, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014.
“Abrahamic avatāras and Muslim Vaiṣṇava poets: Exploring ‘Islam’ and ‘Islamicate’ in an Indian Context,” First Annual Islamic Studies Graduate Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, April 9-10, 2011.
“Wholly Other or Intimate Exchange? Indian Theism Through Postcolonial Vision,” Biennial Conference of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture: Postcolonial Literature Panel, University of Oxford, September 23-26, 2010.