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.

Academic research:
"Mobility." In A Cultural History of Western Empires, ed. C. Noreña. Bloomsbury UK, 2018.
"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, 2017.

Essays and criticism:
A Guide to Delos, HumanxNature, December 2018
Brown Girls is the Show About Women, Friendship and Love You've Been Waiting ForJezebel, February 2017
Magic Is for Everyone: Meet Some of the Artists Bringing Racial Diversity to TarotCatapult, August 2017
White People: I Don't Have Time For This, Medium, September 2016

Freelance reporting/interviews:
Demystifying Pamela Colman SmithShondaland, July 2018
Revealing the Unwritten Obstacles Faced by Academics of ColorLiterary Hub, May 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
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