Publications


Total Atheism: Secular Activism and the Politics of Difference in South India. New York: Berghahn, forthcoming (April 2020).

 
"Storytelling and Mediation: Counter-Narratives of Indian Atheism." In Narrative Cultures and the Aesthetics of Religion, edited by Dirk Johannsen, Anja Kirsch, and Jens Kreinath. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming (April 23, 2020).

 
“Magic Is Science: Atheist Conjuring and the Exposure of Superstition in South India.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 9 (2), 2019, pp. 284–98.


“Die Religionswissenschaftliche Teildisziplin Religionsästhetik.” Verkündigung Und Forschung, 64 (2),  2019, pp.  87–101.

 
"Aesthetics of the Secular." In Bloomsbury Handbook of the Cultural and Cognitive Aesthetics of Religion, edited by Anne Koch and Katharina Wilkens, 263–72. London: Bloomsbury, 2019.


"From Secularism to Popular Progressiveness: Popular Religion and the Creation of Telangana Regionalism." In The Secular in South, East and Southeast Asia, edited by Kenneth Dean and Peter van Der Veer, 239–60. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

 
"Atheism and Rationalism in Hinduism." In Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism. Ed. Tracy Coleman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. (co-authored with Johannes Quack)

 
"'Let us become Human through Beef and Pork: Atheist Humanism and the Aesthetics of Caste." South Asia Chronicle, 6, 2016, pp. 205-27.


"Holistic medicine between religion and science. A secularist construction of spiritual healing in medical literature.", with Anne Koch, Journal of Religion in Europe, 6 (1), 2013, pp. 1-34.

 
"Der Erlebniskosmos des II. Ökumenischen Kirchentags. Mechanismen eines religiösen Events zur Erzeugung holistischen Erlebens als Bewältigung von Moderne." Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft, 19 (1), 2012, pp. 187-211.


"Die Erzeugung von Welt in Praktiken des Selbst. Eine Dispositivanalyse von Subjektivität im zeitgenössischen Buddhismus." Münster: LIT-Verlag, 2011.