Giuseppe Tateo

  • Researcher

Giuseppe Tateo is an guest lecturer at Univerzita Karlova in Prague. He studied anthropology at the University of Turin and obtained a PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. He previously taught at Riga Stradins University (Latvia) and was a post-doctoral researcher in Bucharest, Prague, and Leipzig. His current research interests focus on the link between entrepreneurship, political authority and religious architecture in post-socialist Europe with a specific focus on Romania.

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Tateo, G. (2022), “When Conspiracy Meets Faith: Making Sense of Tragic Events in Bucharest”, in F. Piraino, M. Pasi, and E. Asprem (eds), Religious Dimensions of Conspiracy Theories: Connecting Old and New Trends. London: Routledge, pp. 202–218.

Tateo, G. (2022), “The Orthodox Charismatic Gift”, Special Issue – ‘Always Something Extra’: Ethnographies of Grace, The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology 40 (1): 68–83.

Tateo, G. (2021), “New Cathedrals in Postsocialist Europe: Turning Chance into Destiny”, in T. Kollner and A. Testa (eds), Politics of Religion: Authority, Creativity, Conflicts. Berlin: LIT, pp. 25–44.

Tateo, G. (2020), Under the Sign of the Cross. The People’s Salvation Cathedral and the Church–Building Industry in Postsocialist Romania. New York–Oxford: Berghahn Books, 256 pg.

Tateo, G. (2020), “Viktor Shklovsky, Bronislaw Malinowski, and the Invention of a Narrative Device: Implications for a History of Ethnographic Theory”, Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 10 (3): 813–827.

Tateo, G. (2020), “Bless to Spoil: Revanchism, Nationalism and Defilement in an anti-Mosque Ritual in Bucharest, Romania”, Historia Religionum 12: 149–164.

Tateo, G. (2019), “Croci Contro la Moschea: Profanazione e Riconversione di uno Spazio Indivisibile”, Annali di Studi Religiosi 20: 105–121.

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