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Erica Baffelli

Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies
University of Manchester

Erica Baffelli is currently a Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies at The University of Manchester. Before moving to Manchester in 2013 she was a post-doctoral research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2005-2007) and she spent six years in New Zealand, working at the University of Otago as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Asian Religions (2007-2013).

Biography

I was born in Italy and I received my Laurea (MA equivalent) and PhD in East Asian Studies (Japanese) from Ca' Foscari University in Venice. Between 2005-2007 I was a visiting researcher at Hosei University (Tokyo) and post-doctoral research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Before arriving at Manchester in 2013 I spent six years in New Zealand, working at the University of Otago as Lecturer and, from 2012, Senior Lecturer in Asian Religions (2007-2013). I am interested in religion in contemporary Japan, with a focus on groups founded from the 1970s onward. Currently I am exploring issues related to religion and media,  religious authority, and religion and violence.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Religion in Contemporary Japan, "New Religions", Religion and Media, and Religion and the Internet, Religion and Violence

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