Vijaya Nagarajan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and in the Program of Environmental Studies at the University of San Francisco. Currently the Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, she has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University. She has been co-Director of the Recovery of the Commons Project/ Institute for the Study of Natural & Cultural Resources for over three decades. She has actively worked with artists and environmental movements in India and the United States. Author of Feeding A Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual and Ecology in India, An Exploration of the Kolam (Oxford University Press, 2019), she is currently researching tree temples, sacred mangroves, and temple forests; language and recovery of the commons; immigration, faith and energy; Hinduism and Climate.