Marko Geslani

Assistant Professor

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Department of Religion

Emory University
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Atlanta, GA 30322


Marko Geslani, Assistant Professor. Marko Geslani's research centers on the early history of "Hindu" ritual, with a concern for the enduring role of "Ritual" in the study of "Religion." His interests include Brahmanical orthodoxy and domestic ritual, kingship, pilgrimage, and the regional traditions of Puranic Hinduism. His dissertation and recent publications track the inception and growth of appeasement (shanti) rites in late-Vedic manuals and their influence on later Hindu practices such as gifting and royal consecration. Current projects investigate the ritual bases of image worship and temple infrastructure, and the ritualization of astronomy/astrology in early India.

Geslani completed his Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Asian Religions) at Yale University (2011), and received his B.A. in Religious Studies at McMaster University. Prior to his appointment at Emory, he held a one-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at Occidental College and a postdoctoral teaching and research fellowship at the University of British Columbia.