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Christian Women, Ethical Practices of Care: Engaging the (Im)moral Nepal State – a talk by Lauren Leve

January 2, 2020

On December 5, the South Asia Center and Nepal Studies Initiative hosted Professor Lauren Leve (UNC-Chapel Hill) for the final South Asia Colloquium of the autumn quarter. The event was co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology. Speaking to a full house in Denny Hall, Leve discussed her ongoing ethnographic research related to Christianity, the ethics of care, and gendered religious labor in Gorkha, Nepal. Leve shared videos from her field site to demonstrate the intensity of affect and unique gender dynamics operating in Gorkha’s churches, and Leve’s talk sparked multiple questions on the intersections of caste, class and gender at play among Nepal’s rapidly-growing Christian population.

Check out the full video of Leve’s talk here.