Marco Ferrante is researching cultural innovation and resistance to innovation using the Pratyabhĳñā and other ancient Indian cultural examples at Wolfson College, Oxford. He is a research associate at the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from Sapienza Università di Roma and his previous work has focused on investigating and translating ancient Brahmanical and Buddhist texts with Vincent Eltschinger and Marion Rastelli. His publications and contributions include: "Vṛṣabhadeva on the status of ordinary phenomena: between Bhartṛhari and Advaita Vedānta" (Journal of Indian Philosophy, 2015), “The Study of South Asia between Antiquity and Modernity Parallels and Comparisons (Rivista degli Study Orientali, 2014), “Language as a way of Salvation. An Introduction” (Rivista degli Studi Orientali, 2014), “How to obtain salvation through Language? Bhartṛhari on Śabdapūrvayoga (Rivista degli Studi Orientali, 2014), and “Vṛṣabhadeva's Sphuṭākṣarā on Bhartṛhari's metaphysics: commentarial strategy and new interpretations” (Journal of Indian Philosophy, 2013).