Tanisha Ramachandran

Dr. Tanisha Ramachandran

Associate Teaching Professor in the Department for the Study of Religions and Core Faculty in WGS

Contact Information:

Office: Wingate 307
Phone: 758-6096
Email: ramacht@wfu.edu


Ph.D., Concordia University (Hinduism) 2008
M.A., Concordia University (Hinduism and Buddhism) 2000

WGS Courses:

REL 388: South Asian Women: Religion, Culture and Politics

Research and Teaching Interests:

Race, sexuality, religion and feminism
Racialization of Islam in the North American media
Hindu Nationalism
Hindu and Buddhist art
Women in South Asian Religions

Selected Publications:

  • 2009. “ No Woman Left Covered: Unveiling and the Politics of Liberation in Multi/interculuralism” In Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme: Women, Citizenship and Canadian Multiculturalism. Vol. 27/2,3. Spring/Summer: 33-39.
  • 2007. “Endangering the Safety of Canadian Values: The Case of A Hijab, An Eleven Year Old Girl and a Soccer Ball in RACE Link. (Spring): 6-7
  • 2004“Abusing Ganga Ma: How the Ganges Continues to Purify” in Voices Across Boundaries Vol. 2/1: 50-51.
  • 1999. “Constructing Sita, Deconstructing the Ideal Wife: The Uses of Text and (Con)text.” In The Journal of Religion and Culture. Volume 13:169-174.