Suganya Anandakichenin, a “professeur agrégé” in English, did her PhD in Indology at Hamburg University, focusing on Tamil Vaiṣṇava bhakti poetry, especially on Kulacēkara Āḻvār’s. Since 2014, she has worked as a research scholar in the Vaiṣṇava group of the NETamil project, based at the EFEO in Pondicherry, specialising further in both Tamil bhakti poetry and medieval Śrīvaiṣṇava Maṇipravāḷa writings, especially commentary literature.