I am interested in mothers that are fathers, fathers that are mothers, and other forms of queer gestation and parenting.
Lucinda Ramberg is associate professor of anthropology and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Cornell University. Her research projects in South India have roots in longstanding engagements with the politics of sexuality, gender, and religion. Her first book, Given to the Goddess: South Indian Devadasis and the Sexuality of Religion (Duke University Press, 2014) explores the possibilities of vernacular religion as gendered resistance and caste critique. Her current book project turns to the revival of Buddhism in South India and questions of religious conversion in relation to projects of caste radicalism, social transformation, and sexual politics.
I want to bring the arguments of Farris and Scott into conversation with two other recent publications in order to…