Sravana Borkataky-Varma, Ph.D., is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. She holds a doctorate in religious studies from Rice University and she received a master’s degrees in Buddhism and Business Administration from India. She has also taught at Rice University, University of Houston, and Dalian Neusoft University in China. She specializes in Hindu Tantra: Religion, Gender, and Kundalini Yoga. Her interest in the esoteric traditions of Hinduism led her to present at the United Nations Witchcraft and Human Rights Experts Workshop, Geneva. In addition to teaching at an academic institution, Dr. Borkataky-Varma has taught in the Houston community privately and through the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Originally from India, Dr. Borkataky-Varma has studied and lived in Germany, China, and the United States. Her published articles can be found in Religions and journals published by Springer.