FERRARI FABRIZIO

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Structure Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector M-STO/06 - HISTORY OF RELIGIONS
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Office hours
Wednesday from 11:30 to 12:30 Palazzo Liviano, secondo piano (046) Se l’orario non risultasse agevole, si prega di contattare il docente.
(updated on 11/11/2018 11:14)

Curriculum Vitae
DIPLOMI
1999: Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Orientali (hindi, sanscrito), Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia: 110 e lode
2005: Ph.D. (Middle Bengali literature and Bengali folk religions), Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London
2007: SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London: Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Study of Religions.
2009: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (MA equivalent), University of Chester.

POSIZIONI ACCADEMICHE
Professore ordinario di storia delle religioni
Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell’Antichità (DiSSGeA)
Università degli Studi di Padova

2012–2018: Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Chester
2009–2012: Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Chester
2007– 2009: Lecturer in Religious Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Chester
2006–2007: Teaching assistant (Study of Religions; South Asian Religions). Department of Religious Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Research areas
Storia delle religioni
Indologia
Storia della medicina (India)
Filologia

Publications
Pubblicazioni recenti

Monografie
FERRARI, F. 2015. Religion and Medicine in Hindu Folklore. The Goddess Śītalā and Ritual Healing in North India. London & New York: Bloomsbury.
FERRARI, F. 2012. Ernesto de Martino on Religion. The Crisis and the Presence. London & New York: Routledge.
FERRARI, F. 2011. Guilty Males and Proud Females. Negotiating Genders in a Bengali Popular Festival. Calcutta, London & New York: Seagull.

Curatele
FERRARI, F. e T.W.P. DÄHNHARDT (a cura di). 2016. Soulless Matter, Seats of Energy. Metals, Gems and Minerals in South Asian Traditions. London: Equinox.
FERRARI, F. e T.W.P. DÄHNHARDT (a cura di). 2016. Roots of Wisdom, Branches of Devotion. Plant life in South Asian Traditions. London: Equinox.
FERRARI, F. e T.W.P. DÄHNHARDT (a cura di). 2013. Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts. Non- Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore. London: Equinox.
FERRARI, F. 2011. Health and Religious Rituals in South Asia. Disease, Possession and Healing. London & New York: Routledge.

Capitoli in curatele
FERRARI, F. 2016. ‘Hinduism and Healing’. In: MALIK, A. and W. SWEETMAN (eds), Hinduism in India: Modern and Contemporary Movements, pp. 194-219. New Delhi: Sage.
FERRARI, F. 2016. ‘Agriculture, floriculture and botanical knowledge in a Middle Bengali text’. In: FERRARI, F.M. and T. DÄHNHARDT (eds) (2016). Roots of Wisdom, Branches of Devotion. Plant life in South Asian Traditions, pp. 241-269. London: Equinox.
FERRARI, F. 2015. ‘Devotion and affliction in the time of cholera. Identity, resistance and colonialism in Bengal.’ In: VARGAS-O’BRYEN, I. and XUN, Z. (eds), Disease, Religion, and Healing in Asia. Collaborations and Collisions, pp. 37-53. London & New York: Routledge.
FERRARI, F. 2013. ‘Alternative yoginīs with alternative powers. Singing the blues in the Cauṣaṭṭī Yoginī Devī Mandir of Vārāṇasī.’ In KEUL, I. (ed.), Yoginī in South Asia. Alternative Approaches, pp. 148-162. London & New York: Routledge.
FERRARI, F. 2010. ‘Old rituals for new threats. The post-smallpox career of Śītalā, the cold mother of Bengal.’ In BROSIUS, C. and U. HÜSKEN (eds.), Ritual Matters. Dynamic Dimensions in Practice, pp. 144-171. New Delhi, London & New York: Routledge

Articoli in rivista
FERRARI, F. 2018. 2018. ‘Narrating Ghaṇṭākarṇa, with special reference to Bengal. On multifunctionality and indigenization in Indian mythology.’ Studi e Materiali di Storia delle Religioni, 84(1), 187–233
FERRARI, F. e M. REFOLO. 2017. ‘The use of snuhī in Indian medical and ritual literature, with a note on Bengali Śaktism’, Traditional South Asian Medicine, 9: 84-119.
FERRARI, F. 2015. ‘“Illness is nothing but injustice.” The revolutionary element in Bengali folk healing,’ Journal of American Folklore, 128(507):46–64..
FERRARI, F. 2013. ‘The silent killer. The donkey as personification of illness in Northern Indian medical folklore’, Religions of South Asia, 7(1-3)249-270.
FERRARI, F. 2013. ‘Beyond order and madness. Death and the hereafter in the ethnographies of Ernesto de Martino’, Paradigmi (New Series), 31(2): 51-66
FERRARI, F. 2012. ‘Mystic Rites for Permanent Class Conflict: The Bāuls of Bengal, Revolutionary Ideology and Post-Capitalism,’ South Asia Research, 32(1): 28-38.


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List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IF0365 COMMON AVP3050145 6 3rd Year Second
semester
ENG FABRIZIO FERRARI
AV2190 COMMON AVP7080218 8 1st Year Second
semester
ENG FABRIZIO FERRARI
IA0280 COMMON SUP3053296 6 1st Year Second
semester
ITA FABRIZIO FERRARI
LE0614 COMMON LE12108621 6 1st Year Second
semester
ITA FABRIZIO FERRARI