Amy Allocco selected participant in workshop at Annual Conference on South Asia

Amy Allocco, an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies, was a selected participant for a workshop titled "Transforming Your Dissertation into a Book" at the Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wisc.

The two-day workshop (October 14-15, 2010), which was sponsored by several organizations devoted to the study of South Asia, paired senior scholars with a multidisciplinary cohort of recent PhDs. Each junior scholar responded to a peer’s book proposal and a sample chapter and, in two sessions dedicated to exclusively to her own work, benefited from the feedback offered by other members of the cohort and presiding senior scholars. 

Allocco served as the respondent for a medical anthropology project titled “Psychiatry, Modernity and Family Values: Clenched Teeth Illness in North India,” and she received comments on her vision for her book project, “Snakes, Goddesses, and Anthills: Modern Challenges and Women’s Ritual Responses in Contemporary Tamil Nadu” from junior and senior scholars trained in areas as diverse as ethnomusicology, political theology, and comparative human development.