photo by Thumy Phan

photo by Thumy Phan

Lakshmi covers ancient history, South Asian experiences, and the intersection of race and the occult. Email her at lakshmi.ramgopal@gmail.com for assignments, quotes, and portfolio samples.

Freelance:
Magic Is for Everyone: Meet Some of the Artists Bringing Racial Diversity to TarotCatapult, August 2017
Revealing the Unwritten Obstacles Faced by Academics of ColorLiterary Hub, May 2017
Brown Girls is the Show About Women, Friendship and Love You've Been Waiting ForJezebel, Feb. 2017
The Ancients Used Hyena's Foot for Childbirth—And Identified Copper As a ContraceptiveAtlas Obscura, Nov. 2016
'Go and Reclaim Your Tools': Meet the Woman Behind Black Witch UniversityBroadly, Oct. 2016
White People: I Don't Have Time For This, Medium, September 2016
Avant-garde Pioneer Pamela Z Brings her Otherworldly Vocal Manipulations to ConstellationChicago Reader, Sept. 2016
A Ghost Hunter Describes Her Most Memorable SightingsBroadly, June 2016
Improvising Life: Tomeka ReidCacophony, June 2016
Meet a Master Tarot Card Designer from Milan, Italy, Birthplace of TarotAtlas Obscura, December 2015

Academic:
"Mobility." In A Cultural History of Western Empires, ed. Carlos Noreña. Bloomsbury UK, 2018 (forthcoming in print).
"One and Many: Associations of Roman Citizens in Greece.” In Social Dynamics under Roman Rule. Mobility and Status Change in the Provinces of Achaia and Macedonia, Proceedings of a Conference Held in Athens, May 30th-31st 2014, MELETEMATA 74, ed. A.D. Rizakis, F. Camia, S. Zoumbaki, 407-425, 2018 (forthcoming in print).