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Akshay Gupta

I'm currently an independent scholar. During the 2022-2023 academic year, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of William and Mary.

My research interests include Hinduism, religious ethics, Vedānta philosophy, comparative philosophy, and Eastern religions. 


My doctoral research, which I conducted at the University of Cambridge, focuses on the problem of evil. In my dissertation, I reconstruct a theodicy (a response to the problem of evil) by drawing on various Hindu religious motifs from the Vaiṣṇava tradition (a family of religious traditions that are devoted to the deity Viṣṇu/Kṛṣṇa). 

I've also written several peer-reviewed articles on a variety of other subjects, spanning from environmental ethics, hermeneutics, racial equality, comparative philosophy, and more. You can check these out on my "Publications" page and CV. 

I'm also passionate about teaching. You can check out my teaching philosophy and an overview of various courses I've taught or developed on my "Teaching" page. 

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