Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religion and Environmentalism in South India (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
“Introduction: Drawing Lines in Water: The Construction of Religious Boundaries in South Asia,” [editor’s introduction], Lines in Water: Religious Boundaries in South Asia (Syracuse University Press, forthcoming).
“Syncretism and Sin: An Independent Christian Church in Nineteenth-Century South India,” in Lines in Water: Religious Boundaries in South Asia (Syracuse University Press, forthcoming).
“What Are You Going to Do with a Degree in That? Arguing for the Humanities in an Era of Efficiency,” Arts & Humanities in Higher Education 11, 3 (July-August 2012) (forthcoming).
"Secret Christians of Sivakasi: Gender, Syncretism, and Crypto-Religion in Early Twentieth-Century South India," Journal of the American Academy of Religion 79, 3 (September 2011): 676-705.
“Forests of Belonging: The Contested Meanings of Trees and Forests in Indian Hinduism” [editor’s introduction], Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 4, 2 (June 2010): 129-138.
“A Road Runs through It: Changing Meanings in a Sacred Grove in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 4, 2 (June 2010): 213-231.
"Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religion and Environmentalism in South India,” Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology (April 2009)
“’What’s Written on the Forehead Will Never Fail’: Karma, Fate and Headwriting in Indian Folktales,” Asian Ethnology (June 2009).
"Fierce Gods and Dense Forest: Sacred Groves in Coromandel," with M.P. Ramanujam, Indian Folklife [Chennai, India] 26 (July 2007): 14-19
"Landscapes of Changes: Recent Ethnography on the Religious Meanings of Trees and Forests in India" [editor's introduction], Indian Folklife [Chennai, India] 26 (July 2007): 3-4.
"Mass Movements in South India, 1877-1936," in Converting Cultures: Religion, Ideology and Transformations of Modernity, ed. by Kevin Reinhart and Dennis Washburn (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Press, 2007).
"Raja Clarinda - Widow, Concubine, Patroness: Women's Leadership in the Indian Church," in The Beginning of the Protestant Churches in India, The Danish-Halle Mission in South India (1706-1845), vol. 2, 659-683 (Halle, Germany: The Francke Foundation, 2006).
Converting Women: Gender and Christianity in Colonial South India (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004). Received a CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Title of 2004 from the American Library Association. Received Award for Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies for 2003-2005 from the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies.
"Representing Caste in the Classroom: Perils, Pitfalls and Potential Insight," Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 17, 3 (2005): 231-241.
"Books and Bodices: Material Culture and Protestant Missions in Colonial South India," in Mixed Messages: Materiality, Textuality, Missions, ed. by Gareth Griffiths and Jamie S. Scott, 67-87 (St. Martin's/Macmillan/Palgrave, 2005).
"Law of the Land: Indigenous Marriage Practices, Caste and Indian Christians in Nineteenth-Century India," Vidyajoti: Journal of Theological Reflection (Delhi) (June, 2005): 431-443.
"Hinduism and Indian Ecstatic Religions" in Encyclopedia of Shamanism, ed. Mariko Walker and Eva Fridman (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004).
"Redemptive Hegemony and the Ritualization of Reading," in Riting Between the Lines: Popular Christianity in India, ed. by Corinne Dempsey and Selva Raj (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002).
"Tamil Bible Women in the Zenana Missions of Colonial Tamil Nadu," in History of Religions 39, 2 (November 1999).
"Ancestor Worship," in The Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion, Serenity Young, Editor in Chief (New York: Macmillan, 1998).