Dr. Ilanit Loewy Shacham

Department of East Asian Studies
לימודי מזרח אסיה סגל אקדמי בכיר


Ph.D. The University of Chicago, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, 2015

M.A. Tel Aviv University (summa cum laude), Religious Studies, 2007

B.Arch. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Architecture and Town Planning, 1999

Academic Appointments

South Asian literature (with special focus on pre-modern literature from South India), literary history, religious studies.

Classical Telugu literature, Sanskrit literature, court poetry, imperial ideology, religious identity, vernacularization, pre-modern history and historical writing, the Vijayanagara Empire, Kṛṣṇadevarāya, Āmuktamālyada

Awards and Prizes

Ronie Parciack, Ilanit Loewy Shacham, “Divine Order, Social Disorder: Debating the Visual Representations of Laloo Prasad Yadav.” In Skoda, Uwe and Brigit Lettman, eds. Mapping Visualities: India and its Visual Cultures, Delhi: Sage, forthcoming.

Ilanit Loewy Shacham, “Divine and Human agency in Kṛṣṇadevarāya’s Retelling of the Story of Āṇṭāḷ.”  Journal of Vaishnava Studies 22.2 (2014): 103-124.

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