Research

Anna’s research focuses on the intersections of gender and religion with a particular emphasis on corporeality, sexuality and ritual creativity. She has done research on the following themes:

 

–  vernacular Christianity in Spain, in particular the cult of the dark statue of the Christ of Lepanto in the cathedral of Barcelona

 

–  alternative pilgrimages to shrines dedicated to saint Mary Magdalene or holding dark Madonna statues in France

 

–  Neopaganism and Feminist spirituality in traditionally Catholic countries of Southern Europe such as Italy, Spain and Portugal

 

–  The sacralization of the menstrual cycle and the movement for menstrual awareness in California

 

–  Neoshamanism and sacred journeys to Peru

 

Anna has recently started a new research project on the sacralization of motherhood in Portugal funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT)

 

More about Anna’s research, papers and articles 

 

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