Dr. Elinor W. Gadon,
PhD focuses her research on the analysis of myth and image in cultural
context. She is currently conducting research focused on the
socio-cultural analysis of the cult of the village goddess in Orissa,
based on five years of fieldwork, for publication in a book-length
monograph. Her areas of specialty are the art, religion and culture of
South Asia (India), goddess cults and religions and women’s culture.