Lakshmi Ramgopal is a writer, musician, and historian who divides her time between Northampton, MA and Chicago, IL. She received her PhD in Classics from the University of Chicago and her writing covers the occult, ancient history, and South Asian experiences for publications like Jezebel, Chicago Reader, and Broadly. Lakshmi performs ambient electronic music under the moniker Lykanthea and released her 2014 debut Migration. The EP incorporates literary motifs, improvisation, and classical South Indian vocal traditions and garnered praise from NoiseyChicago Tribune, and more.

Lakshmi was the recipient of a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 2014 and has been invited to speak or perform at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig's Wave-Gotik Treffen, and Yale University. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and is working on her first book and second album.

Email Lakshmi at lakshmi.ramgopal@gmail.com and sign up for her newsletter some viscera for diasporic musings and updates.



UPcoming events

10.21 - musical performance: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
12.3 - panelist and performer: Sexing Sound Symposium (Goethe Institute), Sector 2337, Chicago, IL