Roshni Patel


Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Chair of Social Justice Studies


Research and Teaching Interests
Indian Buddhist Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
Comparative Philosophy
PhD Emory University, 2019
BA University of Texas at Austin, 2009


"Releasing Boundaries, Relieving Suffering, Becoming Pained: An Engagement with Indian Buddhism and Martin Heidegger." Philosophy East and West 69, no. 4 (2019): 1053–75. doi:10.1353/pew.2019.0085.

Grants and Fellowships

2020–2022   Associated Colleges of the Midwest Mellon Faculty Fellow

2018–2019   Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship
                     Dillard University. New Orleans, Louisiana.

2017–2018   United States Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Fellowship
                     Pune, India.

2015             Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum Claremont Conference Grant
                     Claremont University. Claremont, California.

2012–2017   George W. Woodruff Fellowship for Graduate Study
                     Emory University. Atlanta, Georgia.

Conference Presentations

2019    The Bearing of the Field in the Bhagavad-Gītā and the Vimalakīrtinirdeśasūtra
            The American Academy of Religion
            San Diego, California

2019    The Normative Hostility of the Will
            Southwest Seminar in Continental Philosophy
            The University of Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah

2019    What Buddhafields Tell Us about our Unbounded and Finite Selves
            International Society for Buddhist Philosophy Satellite Session,
            American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting
            Denver, Colorado.

2018    Buddhist Insights into an Ethics of Nonwilling
            South and Central Asia Fulbright Conference
            Delhi, India.

2017   Enduring Finitude, Suffering Together in Early Indian Buddhism and
           Martin Heidegger
           Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle
           Arizona State University. Phoenix, Arizona.

2016   Responsibility Without Subjects for Heidegger and Mahāyāna Buddhism
           Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle
           National Taiwan University. Taipei, Taiwan.

2015   Unconcealing the NonSelf: A Pedagogical Analysis of texts from Martin
           Heidegger and Theravāda Buddhism
           The 36th Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference
           Claremont University. Claremont, California.

2014   Questioning as Hospitality: The Doorway as Preservation and Openness in
           Derrida and Heidegger
           Derrida Today
           Fordham University. New York City, New York.

2013   Questioning in Heidegger’s Philosophy
           Participants’ Conference at the 2013 Collegium Phaenomenologicum
           Citta di Castello, Italy.