Monday, October 10, 2011

EVENT NEWS: The Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society, Oct. 11

The Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society
is pleased to announce our next seminar for the fall semester:

The Alien, the Devil and the Holy Water: Catholics and the Paranormal in Italy by Andrea Molle
Chapman University, Tuesday, October 11th 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.,Wilkinson Hall, Room 116. Free and Open to the Public.

Andrea Molle (Ph.D.) is post-doctoral Research Associate at Chapman University. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, with an emphasis on Anthropology and Research Methodology, from the University of Milano. Prior to Chapman, Molle was an Associate Researcher of Sociology of Religion at Baylor University. From November 2006 to November 2008, he conducted anthropological research on Spirituality in Japan, working at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nagoya) under the JSPS program. He is also Associate Researcher with the Italian School for East Asian Studies in Kyoto. His current projects at Chapman focus on computational social science; how cultural diversity impacts research methods in sociology; religious deviance and terrorism; and Japanese new religions and non-Christian spirituality.

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