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 manuscript, Objects of Conversion, Relics of Resistance, 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.
Her journal articles include:
"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