About Me

Hi, my name is Rumya Putcha, and this is my research blog. I’m an assistant professor at Texas A&M University.

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 + social justice project. I’m interested in studying how yoga cultures reveal racialized ideas of the body, on the one hand, and how we can understand a nascent racial formation among Brown Americans in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, on the other.