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Angela Puca joined Leeds Trinity University in 2016 and is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant and a Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

Angela’s degrees are in Philosophy, with a particular focus on Eastern Philosophies.

During her Academic formation, she studied Latin, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit and Tibetan (Classical and Modern) to translate primary sources of interest from different philosophical and religious traditions.

During her Master's Degree, she expanded her knowledge in the field of Religious Studies, especially Buddhism and the Indian and Tibetan religions, at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” in Italy as well as at the University of Hamburg in Germany.

Afterwards, her research interest moved towards Paganism and Shamanism, their contemporary manifestations across the Italian territory.

She is currently conducting a Doctoral Research on “Indigenous and Trans-cultural Shamanism in Italy”.

Research interests

  • Traditional and contemporary Shamanism

  • Paganism and Neo-Paganism

  • Philosophical and Religious aspects in magical practices

  • Philosophical aspects of Buddhism, Indian and Tibetan religions

  • Method and Theory in the Study of Religion
  • Comparative Religions



Teaching and Administration

 Module Tutor for:

TRS6802 Religions, Cultures and Complexities (First Semester, Third Year)

TRS5022 Self and Reality in Eastern Philosophy (Second Semester, Second Year)



Education/Academic qualification

Master of Philosophy, Asian Philosophies and Religions, Sanskrit and Tibetan languages, Indian and Tibetan Philosophy, University of Naples "L'Orientale"

Award Date: 11 Nov 2011

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Phenomenology, History of philosophy, Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics, University of Naples "L'Orientale"

Award Date: 9 Jul 2008


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • BD Speculative Philosophy
  • BL Religion
  • BQ Buddhism
  • BC Logic


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