Amy R. Whitehead

Amy R. Whitehead is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Massey University in New Zealand. An Anthropologist of Religion/Religious Studies scholar, she is the author of Religious Statues and Personhood: Testing the Role of Materiality (2013), as well as several journal articles and chapters for edited volumes. Amy’s primary areas of research concern the material and performance cultures of religions, the “turn to things” in the Study of Religions, and Earth Traditions (Paganisms, Goddess movements). She has also co-edited edited volumes, including Indigenous Religions: Critical Concepts for Religious Studies (2018), and is the managing series editor for Bloomsbury Studies in Material Religion.