Book Manuscript

In Preparation:

Dangerous Friends: Maritime Buddhist Diplomacy and the Dutch VOC in the Early Modern Bay of Bengal

Journal Articles

In Preparation:

“Joost Schouten’s ‘Unspeakable Sin’: Sodomy and Punishment in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Asia”


Cover of Itinerario journal

Dangerous Friendships in Eighteenth-Century Buddhist Laṅkā and Siam,” Itinerario: Journal of Imperial and Global Interactions 46, no. 3 (2022): 397–416, doi: 10.1017/S0165115322000213


Cover of Buddhist Studies Review journal

Mobilizing Gendered Piety in Sri Lanka’s Contemporary Bhikkhunī Ordination Dispute,” Buddhist Studies Review 36, no. 1 (2019): 99–121, doi: 10.1558/bsrv.35050

Invited Contributions


Traveling Monks and the Troublesome Prince: On the Aftermath of the Dutch VOC’s Mediation of Buddhist Connection Between Kandy and Ayutthaya,” Kelaniya University (Sri Lanka) Journal of Social Sciences (New Series), 1, no. 1 (2022): 35–53


with Bruno M. Shirley: “A ‘Linguist’s’ Archive? Cursory Reflections on Some Pali Manuscripts Collected by James W. Gair,” Cornell South Asia Program Bulletin, 2021

Book Reviews


Alexander McKinley, Mountain at a Center of the World: Pilgrimage and Pluralism in Sri Lanka (New York: Columbia University Press, 2024), The Journal of Religion (2024)

Bardwell L. Smith, Precarious Balance: Sinhala Buddhism and the Forces of Pluralism (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2022), Reading Religion (2024)


R. Michael Feener & Anne M. Blackburn eds., Buddhist and Islamic Orders in Southern Asia: Comparative Perspectives (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2019), Asian Ethnology 79, no. 2 (2020): 413–415


Benjamin Schonthal, Buddhism, Politics, and the Limits of Law: The Pyrrhic Constitutionalism of Sri Lanka (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), Asian Ethnology 77, nos. 1 & 2 (2018): 470–472

Encyclopedia Articles


“Women in Mahayana Buddhism” (1500 words), and “Women’s Buddhist Networks” (750 words), in Susan de Gaia ed., Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC–CLIO, 2018).

Public Talks and Podcasts


“A Portuguese Priest and a Siamese Prince: Wanderers in the Eighteenth-Century Bay of Bengal and the Fall of Ayutthaya,” Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Forum Series, UW–Madison


The Siamese Prince and the Portuguese Priest: Monks, Kings, and Dutch East India Company Schemes in Eighteenth Century Kandy and Ayutthaya,” American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies History and Historiography Series


Producer, Editor, and Guest Host: “Florence Robinson, Gerda Lerner, and Women’s History at UW-Madison,” special episode of the UW–Madison History Department’s Ask a Historian podcast

Monks, Ministers, and Virtuous Kings: Stories of Buddhist Lineage Transmission in Dutch Colonial Southern Asia,” Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Religion Group and the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry, UW–Madison