Apr 23, 2023
Dr Angela Puca recorded on 03/03/23
Dr Angela Puca joined Leeds Trinity University in 2016 and has lectured there and at other universities on Philosophy and Religious Studies. Angela’s degrees are in Philosophy, focusing on Asian Philosophies.
During her academic formation, she studied Latin, ancient Greek, Sanskrit, and Tibetan (classical and modern) to translate primary sources of interest from different philosophical and religious traditions. During her master’s degree, she expanded her knowledge in the field of Religious Studies, especially Buddhism and the Indian and Tibetan religions, at the University of Naples, Italy.
Afterwards, her research moved towards Paganism, shamanism, and their contemporary manifestations across the Italian peninsula.
The University of Leeds awarded her a PhD in Anthropology of Religion in 2020 as a result of her research on “Indigenous and Trans-cultural Shamanism in Italy”.
Author of several peer-reviewed publications, a forthcoming monograph on Italian shamanism and folk witchcraft to be published with Brill and co-editor of the forthcoming ‘Pagan religions in five minutes’ for Equinox, she hopes to bridge the gap between academia and the communities of magic practitioners by delivering related scholarly content on her YouTube Channel, TikTok and other social media via her project called ‘Angela’s Symposium’.
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