Sapienza has been awarded three Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2019

Our University’s projects have been granted three prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2019 and European funding.

Three projects, presented by Sapienza University of Rome, have been awarded the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie funding. The European Commission, through this illustrious individual fellowship, wants to support and reward the most excellent researchers who have already obtained a Ph.D. and are interested in presenting scientific projects related to different and diverse disciplinary sectors.

Our winning projects:

Doctor Angela Bernardo presented her “Negotia” project under the supervision of Alessandro Saggioro of the Department of History, Anthropology, Religions, Art, and Performing Arts (Saras) and in collaboration with the Public Policy and Administration Department (PPAD), the American University of Cairo, and the Institut für Missions-, Ökumene- und Religionswissenschaft of the University of Hamburg. The study aims to examine the Coptic-Orthodox communities of the so-called “diaspora” in Europe. The main purpose is to recreate the theoretical and practical context of religious mediation by analysing specifically selected cases in Egypt, Italy, and Germany.


Doctor Emily Pierini’s project “The Trance - Transnational Healing: Therapeutic Trajectories in Spiritual Trance” analyses the Christian Spiritualist Order Vale do Amanhacer and its spiritual trance practices from a therapeutic point of view. The transnational research will be conducted in Brasil, USA, Italy, and Portugal, in collaboration with the Department of History, Anthropology, Religions, Art, and Performing Arts (Saras), the Department of Anthropology of Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Brazil, and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.


Doctor Carmelo Russo’s research “Relcapetown “Religious Super-Diversity in Cape Town. Dynamics of Leadership and Territorialization Through Religious Spaces in the Migration Process –RELCAPETOWN”, coordinated by Laura Faranda, will be carried out at the Department of History, Anthropology, Religions, Art, and Performing Arts (Saras). The ethnographic project will examine the interaction between religions and migrations in Cape Town, South Africa. It will analyse the connection between religious communities, urban areas, and public sphere. The project aims to reconsider this idea of “migration” as “emergency”, showing it as just one of the many common ways we can “live the world” no matter where we are.


Monday, 10 February 2020

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