Ayurdhi is assistant professor of psychology at Mount Mary University.
She is the author of Madness and Subjectivity: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Psychosis in the West and India (to be released in September 2019). She has taught psychology in the U.S. and in India where she also worked briefly as a psychotherapist. Her research interests include the relation between schizophrenia and immigration, discursive practices sustaining the concept of mental illness, and critiques of acontextual and ahistorical forms of knowledge. She spends an inordinate amount of time negotiating the guilt of being an ardent animal lover and meat eater.