A.T. Steele Faculty Travel Grant Alexander Henn

Professor Alexander Henn “Religion and the Conquest of India”

Alexander Henn portrait smiling into camera

Professor Alexander Henn is an 2015 A.T. Steele awardee for his work “Religion and the Conquest of India.” Professor Henn is pursuing theAlexander Henn hypothesis that the early-modem Portuguese /Catholic encounter with the, until then, largely unknown religious traditions of Hinduism was directly related to a profound reappraisal and transformation of the modern Western and by implication Christian notion of ‘religion’.