The Department welcomes Aniruddhan Vasudevan

Oct. 26, 2020

The Department welcomes Aniruddhan Vasudevan, lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and the Humanities Council. He is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research centers on the intersections of gender and sexuality, religion, and ethics of relationality and care. During his fellowship term, Vasudevan plans to complete his book, “Goddess in the World: Ethical World-Making Among Thirunangai Transgender Women in Chennai, India.” The book is an ethnographic study of religious and communal life among a group of transgender women, investigating the place that the attachment to the goddess Angalamman holds in shaping ethical life for these women. Vasudevan received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas-Austin.

In spring 2021, he will teach a new course titled “Anthropology of Religion: Religion, Ethics, Social Life” (ANT 217/HUM 211/SAS 217).

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