Kristina Rogahn is a literary comparatist and historian of religions in South Asia, specializing in Tamil. Her research centers the shifting relations between literary and historical ways of knowing in South Asia. Her current project, "Praising Poets: A Genealogy of Tamil Devotion to Literature" situates modern Tamil literary history writing within a longer lineage of praise poetry and public discourse in South Asian Tamil contexts. Her broader interests include book history, comparative poetics, and literary critical method.