Sree Padma is the executive director of the Inter-Collegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Program, a study abroad program in Sri Lanka. She also teaches at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, offering courses on the cultural history of South Asia. She has been a research associate in the Department of History and Archaeology at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, where she completed her PhD. She has taught at Harvard University as a lecturer and research associate in women’s studies and history of religions and at Bowdoin College as assistant professor of history. She is the author of Costume, Coiffure, and Ornament in the Temple Sculpture of Northern Andhra (Agam Kala Prakasan, 1991) and the coeditor of Buddhism in the Krishna River Valley of Andhra (State University of New York Press, 2008). Her recent books are Vicissitudes of the Goddess: Reconstructions of the Gramadevata in India’s Religious Traditions. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013) and an edited volume of Inventing and Reinventing the Goddess: Contemporary Iterations of Hindu Deities on the Move (Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2014).