I am a graduate student in the M.A./Ph.D. program in South Asian Studies, working primarily with Robert Goldman. My field is ancient and medieval Hindu religious philosophy in Sanskrit, and my specialisation is in the nondual Tantric Shaivism of Kashmir in the 8th-11th centuries. I earned a BA with honours in Religion from the University of Rochester, and plan to study abroad in Oxford in the fall of 2003. I plan to complete my MA thesis in May of 2003; it is primarily a translation of, and commentary on, a key exegetical text in the above-named tradition entitled The Essence of the Tantra by the great master Abhinavagupta. I enjoy reading, classic film, world music, meditation and yoga, and cultural diversity of all kinds.