About Me

Hi, my name is Rumya Putcha, and this is my research blog.

I started this blog to share my reflections, ethnography, and research-in-progress. After spending well over a decade conducting ethnography in yoga studios across the U.S., I’ve finally turned this line of inquiry into a formal research project. I’m interested in studying how yoga cultures reveal racialized ideas of the body, on the one hand, and colonial epistemologies of religion and the Orient, on the other.