Catherine is currently completing her dissertation, entitled Carving out Conventional Worlds: The Work of Apoha in Early Dharmakīrtian Buddhism and Pratyabhijñā Śaivism, at Emory University under the guidance of Center for Healthy Minds faculty member John Dunne. Her research focuses on competing theories about the relationship between concept formation and the subject/object structure of normal sensory experience in early medieval Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. She is very interested in exploring how insights gleaned from Indian epistemological traditions can advance current debates about the nature of human experience.
Catherine received her B.A. in Religion with Honors from the University of Rochester in 2007. She served as a Fulbright Fellow to India in 2011-2012, a Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow at Spelman College in 2013-2014, and an ACLS/Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Buddhist Studies Dissertation Research Fellow from 2014-2015.