Ph.D., Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (CAS-E) Project “Alternative Rationalities and Esoteric Practices in Global Perspective”
Anna Ozhiganova is an anthropologist, a former senior researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology Russian Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Association of Medical Anthropologists (AMA). Now, she is a research fellow at the newly established Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (CAS-E) within the project “Alternative Rationalities and Esoteric Practices in Global Perspective” funded by the German Research Foundation. Her research interests concern the intersections of religion, health and alternative social movements, as well as the teaching of religion in the post-secular societies. Some of her publications: “Spiritual And Moral Education” in Russian Public Schools: Constructing a Neo-Traditionalist Identity. In Forum for International Research in Education 5(1): 107-125, 2019; “Teaching about Religion in School: The Pursuit of Neutrality and the “Culture Wars”. Introduction”. In Gosudarstvo, religiia, tserkov’ v Rossii i za rubezhom 35(4): 7–29, 2017; “The Children of New Age: a Utopian Project of Anastasia Movement”. In Gosudarstvo, religiia, tserkov’ v Rossii i za rubezhom 33 (2): 262-286, 2015; “Health magic in Russian New Age”. In Socialist and post-socialist contexts. Historic and Ethnographic Case Studies of Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, and Alternative Spirituality. Vol.1. Alexandra Cotofana, James M. Nyce (eds.), Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2017, pp.175-195; “New religiosity in modern Russia: teachings, forms and practices”, Moscow: IEA RAS, 2006 (in co-authorship with Y. Filippov).