A critical stance towards the familiar
After high school, I knew I was interested in the humanities—philosophy or literature—but what really began to fascinate me was the idea of a taking a scientific approach to the study of religion, to step outside of and question one’s own cultural surroundings (Italy is a very religious country), and and this is what led me to anthropology. I first came to the FU through the Erasmus scholarship program in 2010, while studying at the University of Bologna, which is not far from my hometown. Eventually, once I graduated, I decided to come back and apply for a place on the MA Social and Cultural Anthropology program at the FU. Living in Berlin has been a great opportunity, offering me the flexibility and freedom to pursue my interests, both inside and outside of academia.