Ambra Formenti

Academic degree: Doctorate
Category: Full members
Institutional subunit: NOVA FCSH
Research group: Circulation and Place-Making
Thematic line:
Research interests: Mobility | Labour | Religion
Research contexts: Portugal | UK
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Biographical note

Ambra Formenti graduated in Philosophy, socio-anthropological specialization, at the University of Turin (Italy) with a thesis on the theology of enculturation within the Catholic Church in Tanzania. She completed her doctorate in ICS-ULisboa (Portugal) in the field of anthropology of religion and symbolic, with a thesis on the role of religion in the processes of identity construction among migrant groups, focusing on the case of Guinean Evangelical Christianity in Lisbon. She also worked on Pentecostal Churches, Nigerian migration and sex work in Turin (Italy). She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at CRIA/NOVA FCSH, where she develops a project that explores the recent changes in migration patterns from Portugal to the UK, by comparing the re-migration of Guinean citizens and the new paths of the Portuguese emigration.

Ambra Formentipub484*2017ArticleFORMENTI, Ambra, 2017, "Rumo a uma fé global: história do movimento evangélico na Guiné-Bissau", Etnográfica, 21 (2):

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pub484*Ambra FormentiResearch scholarproj294*New patterns of migration to and from Portugal: comparing the Guinean and the Portuguese casePost-doctoral researchOngoing+