Dr. Sailaja Krishnamurti holds a PhD in Social and Political Thought and a graduate diploma in Asian Studies (York, 2008), as well as an MA in English Literature and Social and Political Thought (UVic, 2000). Her work takes a critical race feminist approach to religion and representation in the South Asian diaspora and in transnational cultures.
Dr. Krishnamurti has authored a number of refereed articles and book chapters reflecting her interdisciplinary research on topics ranging from South Asian migration history in Canada to feminist graphic novels in India. She is co-editor of two collections of essays, Relation and Resistance: Racialized Women, Religion and Diaspora (MQUP, forthcoming 2021), and Organizing the Transnational: Labour, Politics, and Social Change (UBC Press, 2007).
Dr. Krishnamurti recent funded projects include Transnational Pedagogies of Hindu Religiosity (SSHRC-IDG, 2017) and Restorying Climate Just Futures (CLARI, 2021). As a scholar-activist engaged in labour organizing, anti-racist, and feminist work inside and outside academia, Dr. Krishnamurti works in a number of capacities, including as vice-president of the Saint Mary’s University Faculty Union, and as co-chair of the Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism unit of the American Academy of Religion.
She is a founding member of the AAR seminar in Intersectional Hindu Studies, and co-creator of the Critical Feminist Hindu Studies Collective (@Auntylectuals).