Elayne Oliphant

Elayne Oliphant is an assistant professor of anthropology and religious studies at New York University. Her research focuses on architectural, artistic, and financial expressions of the privilege of Catholicism in France. She has published essays on the power of Catholic symbols and practices in art historical narratives, the European Court of Human Rights, art-viewing practices, and the reproduction of the norms of French public life. She is currently completing her first book, entitled “Signs of an Unmarked Faith: The Art of Secular Catholicism in France.”


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