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Baffelli, Erica

University of Manchester (UK)

Erica Baffelli is Professor of Japanese Studies at The University of Manchester (UK). She is interested in religion in contemporary Japan, with a focus on groups founded from the 1970s onwards. Her recent research projects focused on religion in contemporary Japan, religion and media, new and minority religions, religion, gender and violence, and Buddhism and emotions. She currently PI on a Leverhulme Research Project on "Fear and Belonging in Minority Buddhist Communities" (2023-2027). She is co-editor, with Michael Stausberg and Alexander Van Der Haven, of the open access publication Religious Minorities Online (De Gruyter).


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