Anya P. Foxen

Assistant Professor

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Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, Religious Studies
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, Religious Studies
  • B.A., Rutgers University, English and French Literature

Professional Interests

  • American Metaphysical Religions
  • Western Esotericism
  • South Asian Yoga and Tantra
  • Modern Postural Yoga
  • Religion and Gender
  • Religion and Science

Courses Taught

  • RELS/WGS 370: Religion, Gender, and Society
  • RELS 376: Religion, Science, and Technology
  • RELS 201: Religion, Dialogue, and Society

Selected Publications

  • Biography of a Yogi: Paramahansa Yogananda and the Origins of Modern Yoga (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • “Yogi Calisthenics: What the ‘non-Yoga’ Yogic Practice of Paramahansa Yogananda Can Tell Us About Religion.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 85.3 (2017): 494-526.
  • “Mind Within Matter: Science, the Occult, and the (Meta)physics of Ether and Akasha.” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 51.2 (2016): 318-346.

Affiliations

  • Co-Chair of the North American Hinduism Unit of the American Academy of Religion
  • Steering Committee Member of the Yoga in Theory and Practice Unit of the American Academy of Religion

Formerly known as Anna Pokazanyeva

 

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