Name: Valentina Napolitano
Title: Professor
Office Phone: 416-978-2754
Office Location: AP 218
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: On Leave January 1 - June 30, 2016
Valentina Napolitano 

Valentina Napolitano is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. She works on critical Catholic Studies as well as on Anthropology of Traces, borderlands and migration an she is  particularly interested in psychoanalysis, gender and the work of Michel de Certeau . Her most recent works are: Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return: Transnationalism and the Roman Catholic Church(Fordham University Press, 2015), and, co-edited with K. Norget and M. Mayblin, The Anthropology of Catholicism: a Reader (University of California Press, in press). She is also the author of Migration, Mujercitas and Medicine Men: living in urban Mexico (University of California Press, 2002) as well as special journal issues among other themes, on Economies of Sanctity (with K. Norget, 2011) and (with N. Luz and N. Stadler) on Religion and Borderlands: Materialities, Histories, and the Spatialization of State Sovereignty (in Religion and Society, in press, 2015)She is currently working on a new book on Pope Francis. Valentina is Italian with roots in Britain and West Africa and lives in a leafy Toronto neighborhood, with her 13 year old son, Kamau.