South Asian Studies
B.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University
Holly WaltersVistiting Lecturer in Anthropology
Cultural anthropologist whose ethnographic work focuses on pilgrimage and politics in the Nepal Himalayas, as well as material culture, divine personhood, and ritual practice in South Asia. Drawing on theoretical frameworks in psychological/medical and linguistic anthropology, her current research addresses the roles of sacred landscapes and digital religious revival in the relationships between Hindus, Buddhists, and Bonpos who venerate sacred fossils, called Shaligrams.