Dr Aleksandra Restifo

Sasha Restifo (photo: Rob Judges)

Dr Aleksandra Restifo

BA St Petersburg, MA Hyderabad, MA SOAS Lond, MA MPhil PhD Yale
Asoke Kumar Sarkar Fellow in Classical Indology
Academic subject(s): 
Oriental Studies
  • Core subject area: South Asian religions and literature
  • Research interests: Aleksandra’s research lies at the intersection of literature, aesthetics, and Jain mendicant culture. She has a particular interest in medieval and early modern debates among Jain monks and laypeople about the efficacy and nature of ritual, appropriate means for liberation, and the ways in which aesthetic pleasure is produced, organised, and controlled.