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Amy Allocco awarded research fellowships to study class of Hindu artist-priests
May 11, 2023
Allocco will study in Tamil Nadu, India, beginning in summer 2023, documenting the songs, traditions and art forms created by a family of intergenerational pampaikkārar, drummer-priests. The pampaikkārar are unstudied Hindu musicians and ritual specialists.
#ElonGrad 2022 spotlight: Emily Wilbourne, arts administration
May 13, 2022
In this series, Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences is shining the spotlight on distinguished members of the Class of 2022 from a wide array of disciplines.
PERCS awards two Elon students for Outstanding Ethnographic Research
May 5, 2022
The Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies (PERCS) awarded Hannah Boone '22 and Emily Wilbourne '22 for their outstanding ethnographic research in a ceremony on April 21.
Amy Allocco’s article featured in flagship journal for the study of religion
May 19, 2021
“Bringing the Dead Home: Hindu Invitation Rituals in Tamil South India” is the cover article in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Amy Allocco publishes a co-edited double issue of the journal ‘Fieldwork in Religion’
November 9, 2020
The journal’s double issue, which includes twelve peer-reviewed articles, focuses on the ethnography of India across the longue durée and includes several generations of scholars.
Amy Allocco publishes an article on Hindu death, deification, and domestication narratives in The Journal of Hindu Studies
October 26, 2020
Allocco’s article draws on more than a decade of ethnographic research and interviews with one Hindu family in South India to explore the hermeneutical issues – what Allocco calls “interpretive ambivalence” – that arise from narrative multiplicity.
Allocco publishes book chapter on feminist anthropology and mentoring
December 17, 2019
The chapter is included in a volume that grew out of an April 2018 symposium at Colgate University honoring two of Allocco’s undergraduate mentors.
Ben Bridges '17 wins top student paper prize at Southern Anthropological Society conference
March 28, 2017
The Honors student and anthropology major won top honors for his research of Quechua myths in Peru.
Alumna recognized for research about N.C. Sikh community
January 18, 2017
Melina Oliverio '16 was named first runner-up for the ASIANetwork's Marianna McJimsey Award, which recognizes top student papers focused on Asia.
The Faces of Syria: the war and refugee crisis 5 years on
September 6, 2016
Two upcoming events to learn more about the latest developments related to the Syrian war and refugee crisis – one featuring the voices of leadership and the other featuring the voices of a Syrian refugee family in North Carolina.