Professor of Religion Elaine Craddock published the essay “Kālī Dances into the Cremation Grounds of the Tamil Land” in the Routledge anthology Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia: Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers, edited by Gil Ben-Herut, Jon Keune, and Anne E. Monius.

—September 2019

Professor of Religion Elaine Craddock delivered a talk, “Tamil Thirunangais: Performing Divine Identities,” for the South Asian Religions Colloquium at Harvard University on March 28, 2019.

—March 2019

Professor of Religion Elaine Craddock presented the paper “Caste, Class, and Religion among Tamil Thirunangais” for the Queer Symposium at the annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wis., Oct. 11.

—October 2018

Professor of Religion Elaine Craddock gave two presentations at the annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wisconsin, Oct. 26–28. She presented the paper “Recalibrating Fieldwork” as part of the Queer Pre-Conference: Navigating Normativity from a Non-normative Perspective in Academia and the Field. She also presented the paper “Tamil Transgender Servants of the Goddess” for the panel Purity, Power, and Purpose: Non-elite Goddess Traditions in India and Their Encounters with Modernities.

—November 2017

Professor of Religion Elaine Craddock presented the paper “Dancing in Cremation Grounds in Tamil Nadu” as part of the Regional Scholars of Bhakti workshop at the annual South Asia Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Oct. 20, 2016.

—November 2016