Anne Mocko is an associate professor of religion at Concordia College (Moorhead, MN). She is a scholar of South Asian religions, and her areas of interest include Hinduism and Jainism, ritual studies, religion and politics, and environmentalism. She completed her PhD at the University of Chicago in 2012, and her first book Demoting Vishnu: Ritual, Politics, and the Unraveling of Nepal's Hindu Monarchy was released by OUP in 2016. She is currently working on a popular-audience book, in which she explores ways that routine Jain practices might inspire non-Jains to better environmental awareness and responsibility.
"The story that Dr. Gough is telling about the development of Jain tantra—the Jain adoption of mantra-practice, but rejection of antinomianism—thus seems to me to be a fundamentally noteworthy case-study," writes Anne Mocko on our interview with Ellen Gough discussing the 'tantricization' of Jain ascetic rituals.