Vijaya Nagarajan is the chair and associate professor of the Department of Theology/Religious Studies and in the Program of Environmental Studies at the University of San Francisco. She writes about Hinduism, gender, ritual, ecology, energy, and the commons. Recently her work has centered around spiritual autobiographies of place, especially around immigration and motherhood. She has been active in the American Academy of Religion and in the environmental movements in the United States. She is the author of “Feeding A Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual and Ecology in India, An Exploration of the Kolam” (October 2018).