Research Fellow 0.1 p.
tiina.sepp [ät] ut.ee
I completed my MA (Anthropology of Religion) and PhD (Folkloristics) at the University of Tartu. Both my MA and PhD concerned contemporary pilgrimage and pilgrim hierarchies; the title of my PhD thesis (2014) was Pilgrims’ reflections on the Camino de Santiago and Glastonbury as expressions of vernacular religion: a fieldworker’s perspective. I have conducted fieldwork in England, Estonia and Spain and apart from academic articles I have also published two popular books about contemporary pilgrimage.
My research of pilgrimage landscape in Estonia focuses on the ‘caminoisation’ of pilgrimage and representations of the Camino de Santiago. Since September 2014 I have been a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of York. My role on the ‘Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals, Past and Present’ project is to research contemporary models of pilgrimage, and as such I have been conducting fieldwork at each of our four case study Cathedrals (Canterbury, Durham, Westminster and York).
My other research interests include vernacular religion, fieldwork methodology, cathedrals as city spaces.
CV and list of publications in Estonian Research Portal.