I'm a scholar of the ancient and living traditions of India. My main methodological approach is interdisciplinary. I am an advocate for a combined approach of cultural anthropology, religious studies, and historical philology. In 2013, I obtained a doctorate in classical Indology from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and I am now a faculty member at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. I continue to be an associate member of the ANR Research project on shared sacred spaces in South Asia based in Paris, France.