Alley, Kelly D. 1961-

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Born July 14, 1961, in New York, NY; daughter of William S. (in sales) and Mary K. (a medical/health worker) Alley; children: Zahra Alley-Baktoo, Khayr Alley-Baktoo. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Cornell University, B.S., 1983; University of Wisconsin—Madison, M.A., 1985, Ph.D., 1990.


Home—Auburn, AL. Office—Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, and Social Work, Auburn University, 7030 Haley Center, Auburn, AL 36849-5209; fax: 334-844-2851. E-mail[email protected].


University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point, instructor in anthropology, 1990; Auburn University, Auburn, AL, assistant professor, 1991-95, associate professor, 1996-2002, professor of anthropology, 2003—, director of anthropology program, 1996—, member of executive board, Center for Forest Sustainability, 2005—. Guest lecturer at Temple University, Harvard University, University of Georgia, Utah State University, University of Oklahoma, Syracuse University, Oxford University, Indiana University, and Mount Holyoke College; speaker at institutions in India; conference organizer and presenter; guest on media programs; advisor for film and radio productions related to the Ganges River and the culture and ecology of India and Bangladesh.


American Anthropological Association (president of anthropology and environment section, 2005-07), Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology (development director for City and Society, 2001), American Ethnological Society, Political Ecology Society, Asian Studies Association.


American Institute of Indian Studies, Hindi language fellow in India, 1985-86, junior research fellow in India, 1987-88, senior research fellow in India, 1995-96; grants from U.S. Information Agency and U.S. Department of State, 1998-2001, and National Science Foundation, 2004-07.


(Compiler, with Mary Cameron and John Cottier) Introduction to Anthropology (textbook), McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 2001.

On the Banks of the Ganga: When Wastewater Meets a Sacred River, University of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor, MI), 2002.

Author of other curriculum materials. Contributor to books, including Profiles in Indian Tourism, edited by Shalini Singh and Tej Vir Singh, Ashish Publishing (New Delhi, India), 1996; Purifying the Earthly Body of God: Religion and Ecology in Hindu India, edited by Lance Nelson, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 1998; Hinduism and Ecology, edited by Christopher Key Chapple and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2000; Worldviews, Religion, and the Environment: A Global Anthology, edited by Richard Foltz, Thomson Wadsworth, 2002; and Sacred Geography of Goddesses in India: Essays in Memory of David Kinsley, edited by Rana P.B. Singh and Ravi S. Singh, Sundeep Prakashan (New Delhi, India), 2006. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including City and Society, Modern Asian Studies, Urban Anthropology, Human Organization, Ecosystems, Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, Ethnology, Practicing Anthropology, and India Review.



Auburn University Web site: Kelly D. Alley Home Page, (November 17, 2006).

Enviro-Litigators: Environmental Law and Activism in India, (November 17, 2006).

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