Research Fellow in Folkloristics, 0.75 p
Contact: tiina.sepp [ät] ut.ee
Tiina Sepp has completed MA (Anthropology of Religion) and PhD (Folkloristics) at the University of Tartu. Both degrees concerned contemporary pilgrimage and pilgrim hierarchies; the title of PhD thesis (2014) was Pilgrims’ reflections on the Camino de Santiago and Glastonbury as expressions of vernacular religion: a fieldworkers’ perspective. She has conducted fieldwork in England, Estonia and Spain and apart from academic articles published two popular books about contemporary pilgrimage. Her research of pilgrimage landscape in Estonia focuses on the ‘caminoisation’ of pilgrimage and representations of the Camino de Santiago. Her other research interests include vernacular religion, fieldwork methodology, cathedrals as city spaces. In 2014–2017 she was a postdoctoral research assistant as part of the ‘Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals, Past and Present’ project at the University of York, where her role was to research contemporary models of pilgrimage, conducting fieldwork at the project’s case study cathedrals – Canterbury, Durham, Westminster and York, https://www.pilgrimageandcathedrals.ac.uk/
CV and list of publications in Estonian Research Portal.