Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Andrea Gutierrez


PhD student, Asian Cultures & Languages
Andrea Gutierrez

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Interests


Sanskrit, Prakrits, Tamil, foodways, dietary manuals, and food prescriptions of South Asia, animal studies and animal speech, Hindu traditions, Buddhist traditions, yogic traditions

Biography


My research brings animal studies to Asian studies, primarily building non-anthropocentric ways to evaluate animal voice, language, and bodies in philosophical, religious, and fictional texts from South Asia. In particular I work on birds and elephants in Indic traditions. My second main research project concerns South Asian foodways, the culinary history of early India, and the development of recipe-writing in India.

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