Dr Francesca Montemaggi

Lecturer in Religious Studies

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Media commentator

Research interests

  • Anthropology and Sociology of Religion
  • Contemporary Christianity
  • Morality
  • Myth and Film

Impact and engagement

  • I have given talks at local events, including 'philosophy cafes' and the African film festival.
  • Cinema through Sociology & Anthropology
  • Analysis of films and TV shows from a sociological and anthropological angle

Education and qualification

  • PhD (Pass with no corrections) – Cardiff University
  • MSc in Social Science Research Methods – Cardiff University
  • MSc in Nationalism Studies (University of Edinburgh)
  • LLB (University of Kent at Canterbury)

Career overview

I am currently Lecturer in Religious Studies teaching anthropology of religion and cinema. I've also lectured and led seminars in sociology on various subjects, including globalisation, migration, modernity, and national identity.

Previously, I have been a policy and public affairs professional and an elected local government councillor in Cardiff.

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