Sidney Alberto Castillo CárdenasUniversity of Helsinki | HY
Sidney Alberto Castillo Cárdenas
Doctoral Student - University of Helsinki
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Citations since 2017
5 Research Items
I am a doctoral student of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Currently, I am an associate editor, writer, and interviewer for The Religious Studies Project. My expositions in workshops and publications are related to anthropology, sociology, and cognitive science of religion. My research interests include youth and religion, new religious movements, western esotericism, ritual and religion, indigenous religions, and secular identities.
November 2015 - August 2019
- Research Assistant
- Research assistant in the International research project “Young Adults and Religion in a Global Perspective: a cross-cultural comparative and mixed-method study of religious subjectivities and values in their context”.
November 2015 - present
The Religious Studies Project
- Producing of academic content in the form of podcasts, written contributions, and conference reports. I also act as liaison with scholars from Spanish speaking countries (especially from Latin America), Central and Eastern Europe.
August 2015 - December 2015
- Research Assistant
- Teaching, discussion, and assessment at the university level related to the course of Philosophy of Religion
September 2017 - June 2018
Previous research has pointed to the central role of media for the current young adult generation when it comes to finding information about religion, exploring beliefs, and developing a religious identity. This article explores how young adult university students in three different contexts – Ghana, Turkey, and Peru – report using digital media fo...
A major change in the contemporary global religious landscape is currently in progress, and Peru is not a stranger to it: the rise of the religious nones and unafilliated, the incidence of religious institutions or groups in local politics as part of transnational efforts, and the emergence of ever-evolving nuanced religiosities have been also part...
This article studies the process of secularization as expressed in the reality of people who have experienced a counter-conversion. This phenomenon would seem to revive an old misunderstanding between science and religion that, even today, it would not be solved. Without ignoring this conflict, we have wondered if, despite the growth of secularizat...
Three decades after his passing, the intellectual work of Michel de Certeau is still of much importance for the social sciences and the humanities alike. This is because his concepts and ideas properly compel us towards through processes that mimic his thinking style: An interdisciplinary, heterodox, multiform style. Currently, such qualities are n...
I have been working for past 3 years in this project as a research assistant. The goal of the project is to examine what are the current religious subjectivities that emerge from different countries given common socialization agents across the globe. The project expects to contribute with a grounded typology of these subjectivites through a mixed method approach (q-methodology), while allowing the comprehensive examination of nuances in between each one of them.