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Asher Daniel Colombo

Full Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/07 General Sociology

Short Bio

After my PhD in Trento, I joined the University of Bologna in 1998. I have been the editor of the journal "Polis. Studi e ricerche su società e politica in Italia". VS at Brown, Berkeley, Windsor. My articles have appeared in Eur. J. of Crim.; J. of Mod. It. St.; Death St.; Pop. and Dev. Rev.; Polis; Quad. di St. Econ.; Mondi Migranti; Rass. It. di Crim.; Quaderni di Sociologia; Rev. of Rel. Res. I am P.I. of the PRIN project "Death, Dying and Disposal in Italy: Attitudes, Behaviours, Beliefs, Rituals" (MIUR funding 2015FR7MKM). I am currently Chairman of the Carlo Cattaneo Institute Research Foundation in Bologna. Among my most recent publications: "Morire all'italiana. Pratiche, riti, credenze" (ed.; Bologna, Il Mulino, in press 2022, september); "La solitudine di chi resta. La morte ai tempi del contagio", Bologna, 2021 and "Why Do We Go to the Cemetery? Religion, Civicness, and the Cult of the Dead in Twenty-First Century Italy" with E. Vlach, in Review of Religious Research, 63, 217-243 (2021).

Orcid: 0000-0003-4928-2961

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