Federico Divino is currently pursuing a joint-PhD in Transcultural Studies in Humanities (University of Bergamo) and Social Sciences (University of Antwerp). His research interests lie in the fields of Medical Anthropology (M-DEA/01) and Buddhist Studies (L-OR/17). His PhD project is an anthropology of contemplative practice, examining the psychosocial, ethical, and cultural aspects of meditation and mindfulness in the context of consciousness, identity, and self-making.
He received his undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Asian Studies from Sapienza University of Rome. In 2020, he earned a master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology, and Anthropological Linguistics from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in collaboration with the University of Padua.
Since 2020, he has been a member of the scientific committee for the anthropological and Indological fields at Edizioni Diodati, a publishing house based in Padua (ISSN 2724-6256). Since 2022, he has also been part of the scientific committee of the Italian Journal of Applied Anthropology (ISSN 2499-1848).
Currently, he is carrying out his research in collaboration with the Visual and Digital Cultures Research Centre (ViDi) at the University of Antwerp.
Current projects ongoing
- What is an Image - A Buddhist Perspective (supervisor: Paolo Favero).
- The World, before it ended: for an Anthropology of Early Buddhist Medicine in the context of ascetic practice (academic editor: Michel Mohr).
- Contemplative Anthropology and ethnographic humanism.