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Professor Michael Allen

BA (Dublin), PhD (ANU)

Elected: 1981

Discipline: Anthropology

Specialisation: Vanuatu, Nepal, Ireland, Religion, Gender Relations

Profile

Professor Michael Allen is retired Professor of Anthropology, University of Sydney.  His primary interests are in the anthropology of religion, gender relations and the ethnography of Vanuatu, Nepal and Ireland.

Appointments

1958-62 Research Scholar, RSPacS, Australian National University.

1963 Teaching Fellow, Dept.of Anthropology, Univ. of Sydney.

1964-67 Lecturer, Dept.of Anthropology, Univ. of Sydney.

1968-76 Senior Lecturer, Dept.of Anthropology, Univ. of Sydney.

1977-87 Associate Professor, Dept.of Anthropology, Univ. of Sydney.

1985-87, 1990-91 Head, Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Sydney.

1987-1993 Professor, Dept.of Anthropology, Univ. of Sydney.

1993-2013 Honorary Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Sydney

1973-74 Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge.

1982-83 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Univ.of California, San Diego

1983 Visiting Research Fellow, RSPac S, ANU.

1990 Visiting Professor, Dept.of Anthropology, St.Patrick’s College, Maynooth,

National University of Ireland.

1994 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Anthropology and Archaeology, James Cook

University, Townsville.

1993-2004 Editor of “The Australian Journal of Anthropology”.

2005-2008 Production Manager of “The Australian Journal of Anthropology”.

Publications

  • Michael Allen. 2012 From men, to women, to children: some changing paradigms in the anthropological understanding of religion. AnthropoChildren. Perspectives ethnographiques sur les enfants & l’enfance / Ethnographic Perspectives on Children & Childhood. 2:1-17
  • Michael Allen (2010), Editor. The Dasakarma Vidhi:  Fundamental Knowledge on Traditional Customs of Ten Rites of Passage Amongst the Buddhist Newars.  Kathmandu: Mandala Book Point
  • Michael Allen (2000), From Ecstasy to Power: Marian Apparitions in Contemporary Irish Catholicism, in Anthropological Journal on European Cultures
  • Michael Allen (2000), Ritual, Power and Gender: Ethnographic Explorations in Vanuatu, Nepal and Ireland. New Delhi: Manohar
  • Michael Allen (1998), Male Cults Revisited: The Politics of Blood Versus Semen, Oceania
  • Michael Allen (1995), The Cult of Kumari: Virgin Worship in Nepal. Kathmandu: Mandala Book Point
  • Michael Allen (1994), The Anthropology of Nepal: Peoples, Problems and Process. Kathmandu: Mandala Book Point
  • Michael Allen (1990), Women in India and Nepal. New Delhi: Sterling and Asian Studies Association of Australia.
  • Michael Allen (1967), Male Cults and Secret Initiations in Melanesia. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press

Contact

Email: mallen72 [at] ozemail.com.au

Contact Information

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

    ABN: 59 957 839 703
  • Location: 26 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601
  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • +61 .2 62491788
  • +61 .2 62474335
  • secretariat@assa.edu.au

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