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Integrados

About

Research Context

Portugal | Greece

Research Interests

Religion and Spirituality | Health and Wellbeing | Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) | Transnationalism

Institutional Subunit

ISCTE

Biographical Note

Eugenia Roussou is a sociocultural anthropologist (PhD, 2010, University College London) and a senior researcher at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA/ISCTE-IUL). She was previously a post-doctoral researcher at CRIA, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (2011-2017), with two projects funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia-FCT (ref.: SFRH / BPD / 72003/2010), and a visiting researcher (2014-5) at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece. She is the co-Reviews Editor of the journal Religion and Society, the Treasurer of ISARS (International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism) and the co-coordinator of NAR (Network for the Anthropology of Religion, CRIA). Her research focuses on the social scientific - and anthropological, more specifically - study of religion and spirituality, vernacular religion, New Age and/or alternative spirituality, religious pluralism, ritual healing practices, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), religious materiality and transnational religiosity, with particular comparative geographical reference to Portugal and Greece.

All projects

Data updated on 23-01-2022, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

2018-2024

Transnational Religiosity in southern Europe: an anthropological exploration of spiritual fluidity, creativity and transformation in a changing world

DL 57/2016/CP1349/CT0006

Principal investigator

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia

2014/09/01-2017/08/31

Religion in/of crisis: pluralism, spiritual creativity and healing in Portugal and Greece

SFRH/BPD/72003/2010

Post-doc Fellow

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2011/09/01-2014/08/31

Religious boundaries in transcendence: "new age", pluralism and spiritual creativity in contemporary Lisbon

SFRH/BPD/72003/2010

Post-doc Fellow

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Highlighted Publications

Data updated on 26-12-2021 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Journal article

Transnational spirituality and healing: an ethnographic exploration of alternative medicine in Lisbon and Athens

Roussou, Eugenia, Anthropology & Medicine. 493 - 507. 4. 28. 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2021.1888870 . 10.1080/13648470.2021.1888870 . PublishedAnthropology & Medicine

Book

Orthodox Christianity, New Age Spirituality and Vernacular Religion The Evil Eye in Greece. London: Bloomsbury

Roussou, Eugenia, Bloomsbury. 2021. Published

Book chapter

Spiritual movements in times of crisis: an anthropological account of alternative spirituality in Portugal and Greece

Roussou, Eugenia, Minority religions in Europe and the Middle East: mapping and monitoring. George Chryssides. Routledge. United Kingdom. 2018. Published

Book chapter

The Syncretic Religious Landscape of Contemporary Greece and Portugal: A Comparative Approach on Creativity Through Spiritual Synthesis

Roussou, Eugenia, Invention of Tradition and Syncretism in Contemporary Religions. Stefania Palmisano and Nicola Pannofino. Palgrave McMillan. 2017. Published

Journal article

A transformação de religiosidade em Portugal e na Grécia: uma comparação etnográfica da Nova Espiritualidade e pluralismo religioso no sul da Europa

Roussou, Eugenia, Revista de Estudos da Religião. 3. 16. 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.21724/rever.v16i3.31182 . 10.21724/rever.v16i3.31182 . PublishedRevista de Estudos da Religião


All Publications

Data updated on 23-01-2022 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Journal article

Fado, Spirituality and Healing: Sensing, Performing and Embodying Emotion in Lisbon, Portugal.

Roussou, Eugenia, Trabalhos de Antropologia e Etnologia . 69 - 90. 62. 2022. https://revistataeonline.weebly.com/uploads/2/2/0/2/22023964/fado_eugeniaroussou_tae62.pdf . Published

Journal article

Transnational spirituality and healing: an ethnographic exploration of alternative medicine in Lisbon and Athens

Roussou, Eugenia, Anthropology & Medicine. 493 - 507. 4. 28. 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2021.1888870 . 10.1080/13648470.2021.1888870 . Published

Book

Orthodox Christianity, New Age Spirituality and Vernacular Religion The Evil Eye in Greece. London: Bloomsbury

Roussou, Eugenia, Bloomsbury. 2021. Published

Online resource

'Holistic Healing and Wellness in Southern Europe: Practicing virtual (auto)ethnography in pandemic times.' In Online Exhibition ‘COVID-19: Concepts of Sickness and Wellness’, curator responsible: Devorah Romanek, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Roussou, Eugenia, 2020. https://emu-apple-tncb.squarespace.com/wellness-chapter-4 .

Book review

Pierini, Emily. 2020. Jaguars of the Dawn: Spirit Mediumship in the Brazilian Vale do Amanhecer. London: Berghahn

Roussou, Eugenia, 2020. Published

Online resource

Between Portugal and Greece: Boundaries, Exclusions and Everyday Life in times of a Pandemic (in greek). Pontos News - online news site.

Roussou, Eugenia, 2020. http://www.pontos-news.gr/article/207840/metaxy-portogalias-kai-elladas-oria-apokleismoi-kai-kathimerinotita-se-kairoys .

Encyclopedia entry

Kako Mati (Greece)

Roussou, Eugenia, Global Informality Project. Global Informality Project, UCL, London, UK.. United Kingdom. 2020. http://www.in-formality.com/wiki/index.php?title=Kako_mati_(Greece) . Published

Book chapter

Introduction: Expressions of Religion-Ethnography, Performance and the Senses

Roussou, Eugenia; Saraiva, Clara; Povedák, István, Expressions of Religion-Ethnography, Performance and the Senses. Roussou, Eugenia; Saraiva, Clara; Povedák, István. Lit Verlag. 2019. Published

Edited book

Expressions of Religion: Ethnography, Performance and the Senses

Roussou, Eugenia; Saraiva, Clara; Povedák, István, Lit Verlag. 2019. Published

Book chapter

Spiritual movements in times of crisis: an anthropological account of alternative spirituality in Portugal and Greece

Roussou, Eugenia, Minority religions in Europe and the Middle East: mapping and monitoring. George Chryssides. Routledge. United Kingdom. 2018. Published

Book chapter

The Syncretic Religious Landscape of Contemporary Greece and Portugal: A Comparative Approach on Creativity Through Spiritual Synthesis

Roussou, Eugenia, Invention of Tradition and Syncretism in Contemporary Religions. Stefania Palmisano and Nicola Pannofino. Palgrave McMillan. 2017. Published

Journal article

A transformação de religiosidade em Portugal e na Grécia: uma comparação etnográfica da Nova Espiritualidade e pluralismo religioso no sul da Europa

Roussou, Eugenia, Revista de Estudos da Religião. 3. 16. 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.21724/rever.v16i3.31182 . 10.21724/rever.v16i3.31182 . Published

Book review

Bull, Michael, and Jon P. Mitchell (eds.), 2015, Ritual, Performance and the Senses. London: Bloomsbury

Roussou, Eugenia, 2016. Published

Journal article

From socialization to individualization: a new challenge for Portuguese religiosity

Roussou, Eugenia, Italian Journal of Sociology of Education. 89 - 112. 3. 7. 2015. Published

Conference abstract

Religiosidade portuguesa em transformação: uma discussão antropológica da 'nova espiritualidade' contemporânea em Lisboa da crise

SILVA, PAULO HENRIQUE VIEIRA; TORRES, MANOEL GERONIMO LINO; SANTOS, ANDRE; SILVA, JONHATAN MAGNO NORTE DA, 2015.

Book review

Victor Roudometof, 2014, Globalization and Orthodox Christianity: The Transformations of a Religious Tradition. New York and London: Routledge

Roussou, Eugenia, 2015. Published

Online resource

‘The Material Culture of the Evil Eye: Merging Orthodoxy and New Age Spirituality in Greece.’ Web blog post. Material Religions. 20 May 2015.

Roussou, Eugenia, 2015.

Journal article

Believing in the Supernatural through the ‘Evil Eye’: Perception and Science in the Modern Greek Cosmos

Roussou, Eugenia, Journal of Contemporary Religion. 425 - 438. 3. 29. 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13537903.2014.945726 . 10.1080/13537903.2014.945726 . Published

Book review

Anna Fedele, 2013, Looking for Mary Magdalene: An Alternative Pilgrimage and Ritual Creativity at Catholic Shrines in France. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Roussou, Eugenia, 2014. Published

Book chapter

Spirituality within Religion: Gendered Responses to a Greek “spiritual revolution"

Roussou, Eugenia, Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality. Anna Fedele and Kim Knibbe. Routledge. 2013. Published

Book review

Maria Koumarianou, 2008, Grave Monuments and the Dead: the imaginary of death in modern Greece

Roussou, Eugenia, 2011. Published

Book chapter

When Soma Encounters the Spiritual Bodily Praxes of Performed Religiosity in Contemporary Greece

Roussou, Eugenia, Encounters of Body and Soul in contemporary Religious Practices: Anthropological Reflections. Berghahn. 2011. Published

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