November 12, 2020, 4pm ET
This discussion questions the representational politics of yogic rhetoric, practices, performances, and identities as created and recreated by predominantly white practitioners. Presenter Dr. Lucia also discusses her book, "White Utopias: The Religious Exoticism of Transformational Festivals."
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Dr. Amanda Lucia is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California-Riverside. Her research engages the global exportation, appropriation, and circulation of Hinduism. She is author of White Utopias (2020), Reflections of Amma (2014), and numerous articles. She is currently crafting a body of research on sexual abuse in guru-led religious communities. www.amandajeanlucia.com
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