Dr. Annalisa Butticci

Dr. Annalisa Butticci


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Annalisa Butticci received her BA and MA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Padua, a post master degree in Gender Studies from the University of Bologna, and a PhD from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. She was post-doctoral fellow at the department of Social and Cultural Analysis/Africana Studies at New York University, Marie Curie fellow at Harvard Divinity School and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Utrecht University, and fellow at the Forum Trasnregionale Studien-Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices.

Her areas of interest include anthropology and sociology of religion, social and cultural anthropology, and qualitative-multimedia research methods. Her work focuses on Nigerian and Ghanaian religious and cultural formations, Pentecostalism, Roman Catholicism(s) in European societies, material and visual culture, African diasporas, mobility and migration, and multimedia anthropology. She has conducted extensive research in Italy, Nigeria, Ghana, and the US.

Her latest book African Pentecostals in Catholic Europe: The Politics of Presence in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard University Press, 2016) was awarded honorable mention by the 2017 Clifford Geertz Prize committee in recognition of its contribution to the anthropological study of religion. She is the co-director of the film/documentary "Enlarging the Kingdom. African Pentecostalism in Italy" (28min), editor of the photographic catalogue "Na God. Aesthetics of African Charismatic Power" (2013), curator of several photographic and multimedia exhibitions, author of video and sound essays, and of articles published in scientific journals and edited volumes.