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Julie Edelstein

Julie Edelstein

MA Student Communities and Identities

514 Hall of Languages


Julie is an MA student in the Communities and Identities research cluster. Her primary fields of interest are South Asian religion and ethnography. Julie's research focuses on South Indian Hinduism, religion in Tamil Nadu and the Tamil diaspora, gender, and sexuality. She is particularly interested in the South Indian city Madurai, the intersection between gender and deity possession, and religion in the Thirunangai (Tamil transgender) community.

(B.A. Temple University, 2011, Religion with a focus on Hinduism)