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Shana Sippy

Research Associate in Religion, Religion

Education & Professional History

Barnard College, Columbia University, AB; Harvard Divinity School, MA.; Columbia University, M.Phil., Ph.D.)

Visiting Instructor of Religion, Carleton College, 2009-2017

Co-Director, ReligionsMN, 2010-Present

Co-Director/Director, Language and Global Issues Summer Institute, Carleton College, 2014-2018

Associate Professor of Religion, Centre College, 2017-Present/ Chair, Asian Studies Program

Highlights & Recent Activity

Sacred Minnesota, in partnership with Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) and the Minnesota Humanities Center, a series of 4 documentary shorts on the Cambodian Buddhist, Indo-Caribbean Hindu, Dakota, and Mexican Catholic communities.

Profiled Digital Humanities/Public Work

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Selected Affiliations

  • Founding Co-chair, Centre College Underrepresented Faculty Council and Faculty for Justice
  • Co-chair, North American Hinduism Group, American Academy of Religion, 6 Year Term beginning 2019.
  • Founding Steering Committee Member, Intersectional Hindu Studies: Feminist and Critical Race Approaches to Research and Teaching Six-Year Seminar, American Academy of Religion, Term beginning 2019.
  • Academic Advisor, Ragamala Dance Company—Minneapolis, MN, 2008-Present.