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Nanette R. Spina

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Associate Professor of Religious Studies
South Asia

Her areas of interest include Hindu and Buddhist traditions in India, Sri Lanka, and North America. Her research focuses on the intersection of religion, gender, and human mobilities, and the reconstruction of religious, cultural, and ethnic communities in North America. She utilizes historical and social scientific research methods, and has conducted field studies among religious communities in South Asia and North America. Her research interests include: Religion and Immigration/Diaspora Studies, Nonviolence Studies, Transnational Religious Traditions, Indian Philosophy, Ritual Studies, Goddesses, Issues of Identity and Belonging, and Women, Religion & Gender. Dr. Spina teaches courses on South Asian religious traditions in the Department of Religion, and also serves on the faculty of the Center for Asian Studies. Dr. Spina is currently program Co-chair for the American Academy of Religion, Religion and Migration Unit.  Her 2017 monograph is entitled, “Women’s Authority and Leadership in a Hindu Goddess Tradition,” Palgrave Macmillan.  


 PhD, McMaster University (Canada)

Articles Featuring Nanette R. Spina

Center for Asian Studies held the 10th colloquium at 213 Miller Learning Center on February 22, 2017. Dr. Nanette Spina had a special lecture and had a Q-&-A session with audience after her lecture.

Events featuring Nanette R. Spina
213 MLC, UGA

“In Relationship with the Goddess: Women Interpreting Leadership Roles and Shaping Diasporic Identities”

Special Lecture by Dr. Nanette Spina

  ♣ Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:30 PM

  ♣ Place: 213 MLC, UGA

  ♣ Dr. Nanette Spina is an Assistant Professor of Religion at UGA.


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