imgresValentina is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. She works on critical Catholic Studies as well as on Anthropology of Traces, borderlands and migration. Together with this book she is co-editing with K. Norget and M. Mayblin, The Anthropology of Catholicism: a Reader (University of California Press, in press) and she is the author of Migration, Mujercitas and Medicine Men: living in urban Mexico (University of California Press, 2002) as well as special journal issues on Religion and Borderlands: Materialities, Histories, and the Spatialization of State Sovereignty (with N. Luz and N. Stadler, in Religion and Society, 2015) and Economies of Sanctity (with K. Norget, 2011).

Valentina is Italian with roots in Britain and West Africa and lives now in Toronto with her 13 year old son.

Other Works

2015 Anthropology and Traces. Anthropological Theory Vol 15(1): 47-67


(2015) Borderlands and Religion: Materialities, Histories, and the Spatialization of State Sovereignty (co-edited with Nimrod Luz and Nurit Stadler). Religion and Society, volume 6.


For further work see:


Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico

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