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Nick Tackes earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in religion from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Carthage College. Tackes is an ethnographer who focuses on the intersection of Hinduism, health, media, and the environment. Sponsored by the Fulbright-Hays Program, Columbia University’s Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, and the Hindu Temple of Antelope Valley, his recent research explores how large-scale religious institutions intervene in consumer culture to provide solutions to modern societal problems.

Recent Courses Taught

Indian Buddhism
Sacred Space in South Asia

Research Interests

My research explores how large-scale religious institutions intervene in consumer culture in order to provide solutions to modern societal problems.

Appointed to the Faculty

2022

Educational Background

Ph.D., Columbia University
M.Phil., Columbia University
M.A., Columbia University
B.A., Carthage College

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