Matthew Robertson

Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Matthew Robertson

Contact Information

Department
History and Ethnography of Religions
Office Location
Dodd Hall M07

Matthew Robertson (PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara) specializes in historical and philosophical approaches to South Asian religious traditions. His research focuses on the interrelated paradigms of sovereignty, asceticism, and Ayurvedic medicine in the preclassical period of Indic religious history. He is especially interested in how Indic religious traditions conceptualize personhood and its changing relation to the experience of ‘worldhood’ in mundane or supernormal states.