Julie Vig is Assistant Professor of Humanities, Religious Studies, and South Asian Cultures at York University. Her research focuses on premodern Sikh and Punjabi cultural production and how it relates to wider cultural worlds and networks of premodern North India (c.1500–1850). Her particular focus is on gurbilās literature and its interactions with broader Brajbhasha literature in the early modern period. She also has secondary research interests in the reception of early modern Sikh texts in the colonial period and women, gender, and sexuality within the Sikh tradition. She is currently working on her first book tentatively called The Play of the Guru: Braj Historical Poetry in Early Modern Punjab.
Keywords: The Early Modern in South Asia; Punjabi and Brajbhasha literature; comparative religion; Gender, sexuality and religion; Sikh women in the diaspora; Queer studies