Elizabeth A. Cecil, Assistant Professor of Religion was named a Getty/ACLS Fellow in the History of Art for 2019/2020

This fellowship from the ACLS and the Getty Foundation supports fieldwork and research for Elizabeth's second book project, entitled Architectures of Intimidation: Political Ecology and Landscape Manipulation in Early Southeast Asia. Her research initiates a new dialogue between the study of classical art and architecture in early Southeast Asia and the study of Hinduism as a spatial, material, and ecologically grounded practice.  Using three temple complexes from Vietnam, Laos, and Java as exemplars, this project develops the concept of ‘landscape manipulation’ to explore the strategic use of art and architecture to transform features of local geographies into political landscapes of Hindu deities. Link to ACLS profile here.