- Information about Contributors
Dorothy Louise Zinn is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy). She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Combining an interest social poetics and political economy, her research has focused on Italian culture and society, especially on issues of clientelism, immigration, and multiculturalism. She has translated a number of anthropological texts from Italian into English, including an annotated translation of The Land of Remorse, Ernesto de Martino’s monumental ethnography of Apulian tarantism and its dance therapy (2005). Her annotated translation of de Martino’s Sud e magia (“Magic: A Theory from the South”) is forthcoming with the HAU Classics Series.
Emilio G. Berrocal is an independent researcher. He completed his PhD in Social Anthropology at Durham University in 2013 with a dissertation on London Rap, Racism, and New Media. Previously, he studied at the University of Rome “La Sapienza.” He engages with debates on orality and literacy, mirror neurons and neuro-anthropology, music, flow and performance, racism and multiculturalism, ontology vs. epistemology, and applied anthropology.
Fabrizio M. Ferrari was educated in Indology at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) and received his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He is now Professor of Religious Studies and South Asian Religions at the University of Chester. He has published extensively on Indian religious folklore and healing rituals and is the author of Ernesto de Martino on Religion: The Crisis and the Presence (2012) and the co-editor of a three-volume set on South Asian religions and the environment. His most recent work is Religion, Devotion and Medicine in North India: The Healing Power of Śītalā (2014).
Marja-Liisa Honkasalo is Professor of Culture and Health at the University of Turku, Finland. She has worked in a variety of teaching positions at the University of Helsinki and as an Academy of Finland research fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Study, as Professor in Medical Anthropology at the University of Linkoping, Sweden, and also as a visiting scholar at Harvard University and at La Sapienza, Rome. She has done fieldwork mainly in Finland and West Africa. She has published monographs and edited volumes, and numerous articles on illness, death, and, more recently, technology of the body in a post-welfare context. Her most recent edited volume is Culture, Suicide and the Human Condition (2014; co-edited with Miira Tuominen). [End Page 122]