Patricia Sauthoff is an Indologist who specializes in medieval Śaiva Tantra from socio-historical perspective. Her PhD focused on protective rites in the Netra Tantra, and explored the nature of mantra, maṇḍala, and deity visualization in rites to alleviate disease and bestow immortality.
Patricia joined the project in December 2018 to research the relationships between rasaśāstra and early yoga. She holds a PhD from SOAS in South Asian Languages and Literatures, MAs from SOAS in History and St. John's College in Eastern Classics and BAs in Religious Studies and English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has taught courses on yoga, theory, Sanskrit, and religion at Nalanda University in Bihar, India and the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico.