Masterclass: capitalism and religion with Andrea R Jain

Dates & times

Wed 1 August 2018, 12.30pm–2.30pm


Coombs Extension Regional Institutes Boardroom, Building 8, ANU

Andrea R. Jain

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How does capitalism shape religious lives and how do religious communities affect capitalism? In this masterclass for ECRs and postgraduates, Professor Andrea Jain from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will draw upon her work in religious studies, anthropology, sociology, and South Asian Studies to lead a seminar on new concepts and methods in the study of religion in capitalist society. Participants will read a pre-circulated essay in advance that will serve as the basis for discussion. We welcome participation from a range of disciplines and areas. Places are limited and registration is required. Please register via Eventbrite by 25 July.

Andrea R. Jain, PhD is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, editor of the Journal of American Academy of Religion, and author of Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her areas of research include religion in late capitalist society; South Asian religions; the history of modern yoga; the intersections of gender, sexuality, and religion; and methods and theories in the study of religion. She is a regular contributor to Religion Dispatches and co-chair of the Yoga in Theory and Practice Group of the American Academy of Religion.

This master class is supported by the Asia-Pacific Innovation Program at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Inquiries to



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