Anna Fedele

Academic degree: Doctorate
Category: Full members
Institutional subunit: ISCTE-IUL
Research group: Circulation and Place-Making
Thematic line:
Research interests: Religion | Anthropology | Pilgrimage
Research contexts: Portugal
Contact: fedele.anna@gmail.com
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Biographical note

Anna Fedele received a joint PhD in Social Anthropology from the EHESS in Paris and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is a senior researcher at CRIA (at the Lisbon University Institute). She has been a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University (2010), the European University Institute (2013) and the University of Lausanne (2014). Her research focuses on the intersections of gender, religion, and corporeality. She has done research on New Age and neo-pagan religions in Southern Europe, alternative forms of pilgrimage, holistic mothering in Portugal and pilgrimages to the Marian shrine of Fatima. She is the author of “Looking for Mary Magdalene: Alternative Pilgrimage and Ritual Creativity at Catholic Shrines in France” (Oxford University Press, 2012) that received the Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion of the American Academy of Religion. She has co-edited “Encounters of Body and Soul in Contemporary Religious Practices: Anthropological Reflections” (Berghahn Books, 2011) and “Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality: Ethnographic Approaches” (Routledge, 2013). She is currently coordinating a research project on pilgrimages to the Marian shrine of Fatima as an FCT senior researcher.

Publications
AuthorID_filtro_tablepressYearTypePublication
Anna Fedelepub22*2014Edited journal issueCLAVERIE, Elisabeth; FEDELE, Anna (orgs.), 2014, bilingual special issue "Uncertainty in Vernacular Religion", Social Compass, 61 (4), ISSN: 0037-7686.
Anna Fedelepub22*2014ArticleCLAVERIE, Elisabeth; FEDELE, Anna, 2014, "Introduction: uncertainty in vernacular religion", Social Compass, 61 (4): 487-496, ISSN: 0037-7686.
Anna Fedelepub22*2008BookFEDELE, Anna, 2008, El Camino de Maria Magdalena, Barcelona, RBA.
Anna Fedelepub22*2009ArticleFEDELE, Anna, 2009, "From Christian religion to feminist spirituality: Mary Magdalene pilgrimages to La Sainte-Baume, France", Culture and Religion, 10 (3): 243-261.
Anna Fedelepub22*2012Book chapterFEDELE, Anna, 2012, "Gender, sexuality and religious critique among Mary Magdalene pilgrims in Southern France", in Willy Jansen, Catrien Notermans (eds.), Gender, Nation and Religion in European Pilgrimage, Farnham, Ashgate, 55-70, ISBN 978-1-4094-4964-5.
Anna Fedelepub22*2012BookFEDELE, Anna, 2012, Looking for Mary Magdalene: Alternative Pilgrimage and Ritual Creativity at Catholic Shrines in France, Oxford, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199898428.
Anna Fedelepub22*2013Book chapterFEDELE, Anna, 2013, "'Black’ Madonna versus 'white’ Madonna: gendered power strategies in alternative pilgrimages to dark Madonna shrines", in Anna Fedele, Kim Knibbe (orgs.), Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality: Ethnographic Approaches, Londres e Nova Iorque, Routledge, pp. 96-114, ISBN: 978-0-203-07465-7.
Anna Fedelepub22*2013ArticleFEDELE, Anna, 2013, "2012: the environmental prophecy that could not fail", Religion and Society: Advances in Research, 5: 167-175, ISSN: 2150-9298, E-ISSN: 2150-9301.
Anna Fedelepub22*2013ArticleFEDELE, Anna, 2013, "Il movimento della Dea nei paesi tradizionalmente cattolici del Sud dell’Europa e la sua reinterpretazione di spazi pubblici cristiani", Annali di Studi Religiosi, 13: 91-96, ISBN: 978-88-10-41527-6.
Anna Fedelepub22*2013Book chapterFEDELE, Anna, 2013, "The metamorphoses of Neopaganism in traditionally Catholic countries in Southern Europe", in Ruy Llera Blanes, José Mapril (eds.), Sites and Politics of Religious Diversity in Southern Europe, Leiden, Brill, pp. 51-72, ISBN: 9789004255234, E-ISBN:
9789004255241.
Anna Fedelepub22*2014ArticleFEDELE, Anna, 2014, "Créativité et incertitude dans les nouveaux rituels contemporains", Social Compass, 61 (4): 497-510, ISSN: 0037-7686.
Anna Fedelepub22*2014ArticleFEDELE, Anna, 2014, "Energy and transformation in alternative pilgrimages to catholic shrines: deconstructing the tourist / pilgrim divide", Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 12 (2): 150-165, ISSN: 1476-6825.
Anna Fedelepub22*2014ArticleFEDELE, Anna, 2014, "Reversing Eve’s curse: Mary Magdalene pilgrims and the creative ritualization of menstruation", Journal of Ritual Studies, 28 (2): 23-36, ISSN: 0890-1112.
Anna Fedelepub22*2015Book chapterFEDELE, Anna, 2015, "The goddess movement in Spain and Portugal and the quest for authenticity", in Kathryn Rountree (org.), Modern Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe: Colonial and Nationalist Impulses, Oxford e Nova Iorque, Berghahn, pp. 239-260, ISBN: 978-1-78238-646-9.
Anna Fedelepub22*2016ArticleFEDELE, Anna, 2016, "«holistic mothers» or «bad mothers»? Challenging biomedical models of the body in Portugal", Religion and Gender, 6 (1): 95-111.link
Anna Fedelepub22*2017ArticleFEDELE, Anna, 2017, "Che genere di spiritualità? Riflessioni antropologiche su donne, maternità e spiritualità nei paesi tradizionalmente cattolici del Sud dell’Europa", Religioni e Società, XXXII (88): 96-106.link
Anna Fedelepub22*2017ArticleFEDELE, Anna, 2017, "Pellegrinaggio, topografia sacra e religione vissuta a Fátima", Annali di Studi Religiosi, 18: 83-95.link
Anna Fedelepub22*2015Book chapterFEDELE, Anna, ISNART, Cyril, 2015, "From cryptique to critique: early and contemporary French contributions to the study of pilgrimage", in Dionigi Albera, John Eade (orgs.), Itineraries, Gaps and Obstacles in Pilgrimage Studies: Research Traditions in a Global Context, Nova Iorque, Routledge, pp. 171-192, ISBN: 978-1138840355.
Anna Fedelepub22*2014Edited journal issueFEDELE, Anna, MAGLIOCCO, Sabina (org.), 2014, special issue "Ritual Creativity, Emotions and the Body", Journal of Ritual Studies, 28 (2), ISSN: 0890-1112.
Anna Fedelepub22*2017ArticleFEDELE, Anna; GIORDA, Maria Chiara, 2017, "Riflessioni su pellegrinaggi, luoghi religiosi, donne e corpo: un’introduzione", Annali di Studi Religiosi, 18: 67-81.link
Anna Fedelepub22*2013Edited bookFEDELE, Anna; KNIBBE, Kim (orgs.), 2013, Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality: Ethnographic Approaches, London and New York, Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-203-07465-7.
Anna Fedelepub22*2016Book chapterFEDELE, Anna; KNIBBE, Kim, 2016, "From angel in the house to sacred prostitute: problematizing gendered empowerment in contemporary spirituality", in Lena Gemzoe, Marja-Liisa Keinanen, Avril Maddrell (orgs.), Contemporary Encounters in Gender and Religion, Londres, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 195-216, ISBN 978-3-319-42597-9.
Anna Fedelepub22*2011Edited bookFEDELE, Anna; LLERA BLANES, Ruy (Orgs.), 2011, Encounters of Body and Soul in Contemporary Religious Practices; Anthropological Reflections, Oxford and New York, Berghahn Books, ISBN 978-0-85745-207-8.
Anna Fedelepub22*2011Book chapterFEDELE, Anna; LLERA BLANES, Ruy, 2011, "Introduction", em FEDELE, Anna e Ruy LLERA BLANES (orgs.), Encounters of Body and Soul in Contemporary Religious Practices; Anthropological Reflections, Oxford and New York, Berghahn Books, pp. X- XVII, ISBN 978-0-85745-207-8.
Projects

IDResearcherPositionProjTitleProject typeStatus+
pub22*Anna FedeleResearcherproj167*Fatima, one century after the apparitions: pilgrimage, gender and lived religion (IC)Researcher contractOngoing+
pub22*Anna FedeleResearcherproj283*HERILIGION - The heritagization of religion and the sacralization of heritage in contemporary EuropeInternational projectOngoing+
pub22*Anna FedelePrincipal Investigatorproj289*Fatima, one century after the apparitions: pilgrimage, gender and lived religion (PN)National projectOngoing+
pub22*Anna FedeleResearch scholarproj316*Alternative maternities in Portugal: gender, religion and corporealityPost-doctoral researchConcluded+
pub22*Anna FedeleResearch scholarproj33*Neopagan groups and pilgrimages in Portugal and their relationship with the transnational American and European Neopagan movementPost-doctoral researchConcluded+