Dr. Knight received her doctorate in anthropology from Syracuse University. Funded by fellowships from Fulbright and the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, she conducted two years of fieldwork researching Baul women in India and Bangladesh. A small religious group that comes from Hindu and Muslim communities, Bauls are best known as men who are musical mendicants and wander in rural areas and by train. Fieldwork involved a great deal of wandering and traveling to various rural and urban areas to locate women members of this group. Dr. Knight's work addresses the experiences and perspectives of Baul women, previously unexplored in scholarship, and has been published in a book, Contradictory Lives: Baul Women in India and Bangladesh, as well as in articles. Currently she is researching teaching narratives and the intersections of Bauls and NGOs.