Alexandra Kaloyanides

Religious Studies
Assistant Professor
Macy 202A
Alexandra Kaloyanides (B.A., Barnard College of Columbia University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; M.A. and M.Phil., Religious Studies, Yale University; Ph.D., Religious Studies, Yale University; Postdoctoral Scholar, Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where her teaching focuses on Buddhism. She researches Burmese religions and American religious history. Her book, Objects of Conversion, Relics of Resistance (forthcoming from Columbia University Press and winner of the Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion from the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University), examines the religious contestations, conversions, and transformations during the nineteenth-century American Baptist mission to Burma. Dr. Kaloyanides served as Managing Editor of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and as editor of the Asian Traditions section of Marginalia Review of Books, a Los Angeles Review of Books Channel. For a podcast interview with her about her scholarship, see “Baptists & Buddhists in the 19th Century,” from Myanmar Musings.

Her journal articles include:
"Peering into Prisons, Gazing upon Graves: Early U.S. Missionary Media from Burma," Material Religion, April 2021
"Buddhist Teak and British Rifles: Religious Economics in Burma's Last Kingdom," Journal of Burma Studies, June 2020

“’Show Us Your God’: Marilla Baker Ingalls and the Power of Religious Objects in Nineteenth-Century Burma,” Religions, June 2016

“America’s God and the World: Questioning the Protestant Consensus,” Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, September 2015