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Five Questions with Deepa Das Acevedo

Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin

In “Five Questions” here at I-CONnect, we invite a public law scholar to answer five questions about scholarship.

This edition of “Five Questions” features a short video interview with Deepa Das Acevedo, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. A legal anthropologist interested in Indian constitutional law and democracy, her book-in-progress on The Battle for Sabarimala (forthcoming, OUP) explores religion-state relations in India through the lens of temple governance.

Asked to identify her favorite paper among the many she has authored, she selected “Temples, Courts, and Dynamic Equilibrium in the Indian Constitution,” available here and published in the American Journal of Comparative Law.

To nominate someone for a future edition of “Five Questions,” please email We welcome all nominations. We are especially eager to receive nominations of early-career scholars and women.


One response to “Five Questions with Deepa Das Acevedo”

  1. David Victor John Bjorkman Avatar
    David Victor John Bjorkman

    Thank you Richard and Deepa! Judicial Autonomy is only effective with a strong Constitution that restricts Political Parties. India suffers from Autocracy inherent with the construct of the “Legally Registerred Party”.

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