Lucinda Ramberg ’84 selected for Harvard Divinity School’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program

Posted June 22nd, 2009 at 12:19 pm.

Lucinda Ramberg ’84, an assistant professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky, is one of five scholars who have been appointed to the Harvard Divinity School’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program, where she will be Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and South Asian Religion for the 2009-’10 academic year.

At Harvard, Ramberg will teach one course and pursue a book project titled Given to the Goddess: South Indian Devadasis and the Kinship of Religion and Sex. The manuscript considers the relationship among processes of secularization, the criminalization of marginal religion and the normalization of outcaste female sexuality in the context of postcolonial India.

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