Articles by Amy Allocco

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Allocco presents at South Asia Conference 

November 10, 2017

Amy L. Allocco, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Multifaith Scholars program, presented material from her current research project, "Domesticating the Dead: Invitation and Installation Rituals in Tamil South India," which focuses on certain kinds of Hindu ritual relationships with the dead. 


Amy Allocco delivers two invited lectures in Sri Lanka

October 8, 2015

The associate professor in the department of Religious Studies presented two lectures at universities in Sri Lanka with funding from a U.S. Fulbright Scholar South and Central Asia Regional Travel Grant

Amy L. Allocco publishes book chapter on 'Snakes in the Dark Age'

April 13, 2014

A contribution to the edited volume "Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman" theorizes vernacular Hindu snake worship traditions in Tamil Nadu, India as a model for human and nonhuman animal relationships and a constructive environmental ethic.

Amy L. Allocco presents at international conference in England

September 8, 2013

The assistant professor of religious studies presented a paper titled "New Rituals for New Audiences: Sweetening the Goddess in Urban South India" and served as a delegate from the American Academy of Religion to the International Association for the History of Religion's Special Conference in Liverpool.