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Patton Burchett

Assistant Professor

Email: [[peburchett]]
Interests: Religions of South Asia; Hindu devotion (Bhakti); Yoga; Tantra; Hindu-Muslim relations; Magic, Science, & Religion; Colonialism; "Spirituality"
Office: Wren 308

Patton Burchett is an assistant professor of religious studies at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He earned his Ph.D. (2012) in South Asian Religions from Columbia University and then spent three years as an Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow in Religious Studies at New York University (NYU).  

Professor Burchett's research focuses on (a) early modern devotional (bhakti) and tantric/yogic religiosity in north India and (b) the interrelations of magic, science, and religion in the rise of Indian and Western modernities.  His first book, released in May 2019, is titled A Genealogy of Devotion: Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India (Columbia University Press).  

Professor Burchett's current courses include "Introduction to Hinduism," "Yoga & Tantra," "Magic, Science, & Religion," "Spiritual, Not Religious," and "Modern Hinduism."