September 15, 2014
Ann Grodzins Gold, a Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, centers her research and teaching in over thirty years of ethnographic engagement with religion and culture in provincial North India. Located in a single region, her fieldwork and writings concern diverse topics: pilgrimage, gender, expressive traditions, environmental history, and most recently landscape and identity in a small market town.
Gold has received fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Fulbright Foundation, Fulbright-Hays, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council and the Spencer Foundation. Gold earned her Ph.D for Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her publications include numerous articles and four books: Fruitful Journeys: The Ways of Rajasthani Pilgrims (1988); A Carnival of Parting: The Tales of King Bharthari and King Gopi Chand (1992); Listen to the Heron's Words: Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India (1994, co-authored with Gloria Raheja); and In the Time of Trees and Sorrows: Nature, Power and Memory in Rajasthan (2002, co-authored with Bhoju Ram Gujar) which in 2004 was awarded the Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. In 2014 she was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute
Reception to follow.