An Assistant Professor in Tantric Studies at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) and PSL University in Paris, Andrea Acri (b. 1981) is a researcher in Hinduist and Southeast Asian religions and languages.
With a Laurea degree in Oriental Cultures and Language from Sapienza University in Rome, he specializes in Sanskrit scriptures and their translations to Southeast Asian languages, in particular Old Javanese and Old Balinese. His publications include the monograph Dharma Pātañjala (2011), as well as various edited volumes, including Esoteric Buddhism in Mediaeval Maritime Asia (2016). His main research and teaching interests are Śaiva and Buddhist Tantric traditions, Indian philosophy, Yoga studies, Sanskrit and Old Javanese philology, and the comparative religious history of South and Southeast Asia from the premodern to the contemporary period, with special emphasis on connected histories and intra-Asian maritime transfers.