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Short bio
An historian of religions, Maria Chiara Giorda works on religious pluralism in public spaces, religious places in urban spaces, religious diversity at school. She was temporary Assistant Professor of “History of Religions”, at the Universities of Torino and Bologna. After her Ph.D. at the École Pratique des Hautes Etudes, V section, Sorbonne Paris (2007), she obtained the Italian National academic qualification as Associate Professor in History of Religions (2013). Since 2012 she is professor and coordinator of the section Sociology and Media of the Master in Religions and Cultural Mediation, Sapienza University of Rome and coordinator of the Scientific Committee of Benvenuti in Italia Foundation. She joined FBK in June 2016.
Publications

Giorda 2015, I luoghi religiosi a Torino. Le religioni nei contesti urbani contemporanei. In:“Quaderni di Diritto e Politica Ecclesiastica”, 337-356.
Giorda 2015 (with Filoramo), Monastic transmutation. Monks in the crucible of secular modernity, special issue of “Historia Religionum”
Giorda 2015, Secularism and Citizenship in Italian Schools. In: “Diversities”: ISSN ISSN-Print 2199-8108 ▪ ISSN-Internet 2199-8116: http://newdiversities.mmg.mpg.de/?page_id=971.
Giorda 2014, (con Palmisano, Turri) (eds.), Religioni ed Economia. Idee ed esperienze [Religions and economics. Ideas and esperiences]. Essays by: Aztori, Berzano, Nuti,
Giorda, Palmisano, Stimilli, Turri. Mimesis Editore: Milano-Udine. ISBN: 978-88- 5752-042-1

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