Finnian M.M. Gerety
Finnian M.M. Gerety comes to Yale from Brown University, where he has been visiting assistant professor of religious studies since 2015, when he received his Ph.D. in South Asian studies from Harvard University. He works at the intersection of sound, religion, and technology in Hindu traditions, examining the performance and interpretation Sanskrit mantras in historical and modern contexts. His current book project, This Whole World is OM: The Birth of the Sacred Syllable in Ancient India, will be published by Oxford University Press. His work at Yale will be the foundation of a planned book project, Mantras to the Max: Sacred Sound in South India.