Staff profile

Angela Puca

Angela Puca

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Phone: +44 (0)113 283 7100 ext. 443

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Education/Academic qualification

  • Master of Philosophy, University of Naples "L'Orientale"

    Asian Philosophies and Religions, Sanskrit and Tibetan languages, Indian and Tibetan Philosophy

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Naples "L'Orientale"

    Philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Phenomenology, History of philosophy, Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, PGCHE


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)