Primary Submission Contact

James Marconi

Faculty Sponsor

George Pati

Faculty Sponsor Email Address


Arts and Sciences


MALS Theology/Graduate School

Document Type

Oral Presentation


Spring 4-21-2016

Biographical Information about Author(s)

James received his B.A. in Religious Studies with a minor in Philosophy from IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), and is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. His primary interest is the intersection of food and religion, and how food relates to our experience and understanding of the world. James’ current thesis topic is based on investigating ritual food offerings in the Hindu context and how these rituals encapsulate soteriological significance.