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  Ksenia P. Trofimova
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Ksenia P. Trofimova

  

 

Education:

Moscow State University, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies

 

PhD:

Moscow State University, Faculty of Philosophy; “Rromani Religious Ideas and Practices in South-Eastern Europe”.

 

Research interests:

Philosophy of Culture, Sociology of Religion, Cultural Anthropology, Balkan Studies

 

ResearcherIDP-5283-2017

 

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4636-7409

 

Scopus Author ID: 57201959694

 

  

Professional Occupation:

Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
 

Research Projects:

 
  • Participation in the project "Recreating Pluralism. Social-Religious Continuity in Post-Ottoman Societies, Swedish Research Institute Istanbul, Lund University, Erasmus University Rotterdam. The beginning of the project - June 2017.
  • 2012 - Grant RGNF № 12-03-18015 “Organizing and Conducting Field Research ‘Intercultural and Interfaith communication in the Volga Region: the case of Nizhny Novgorod, Samara and Saratov regions”
  • 2009- up till now - Individual research project “Religious Сulture in Rroma Сommunities In the Balkans”: carrying out field studies in Serbia, Bosnia&Hercegovina, Macedonia: “Beliefs and Rituals in Rroma Communities”, “Contemporary Religious Processes in Rroma communities”, “Processes of Evangelization in Rroma Communities”, “Islam in Rroma Communities”.
 

Teaching:

 

2010-2012 - Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of International Relationships, Moscow State Open University

Courses taught: Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sociology.

 

Higher Education Support Program:

 

Open Society Institute, Higher Education Support Program,

ReSET “Islam: Religious and Social Practicies. Universality and Locality” (2011-2014)

 

  

Project Manager:

 
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal "Facta Universitatis, Series: Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History" (University of Niš (University of Niš, Serbia))
  • Editorial board, "Buduschee Religii v Evrope" [Future of Religion in Europe], SPb, 2010
 
Member of Organizing Committees:

2013, International Conference “Man and Religion” (Minsk, Belarussia)

2011, IX Annual International Conference “Gender dimension of Religion” (Moscow Society for the Study of Religions, Moscow State University), member of the organizing committee.

2011, Kyiv, Chernovtsi, Cluj-Napoka, Nis, Sofia, Thessaloniki; X-th International Youth Summer School for Religious Studies: “Universal Orthodoxy: Unity in Diversity”, member of the organizing committee.

2010, VIII Annual International Conference “Religion and Media” (Moscow Society for the Study of Religions, Moscow State University), member of the organizing committee

2009, Field Studies in Religious Studies (Moscow Society for the Study of Religions, Moscow State University, Russia), member of the organizing committee.

2009, VII Annual International Conference “Future of Religion in Europe” (Moscow Society for the Study of Religions, Moscow State University, Russia), member of the organizing committee.

 

Collective monographies:
  • Behind Bashye: romsko kultno place / Kseniya Trofimova; [translation on srpski Kseniya Trofimov; the editorial of the preface to Srpski Dragoљub B. ђorђevi; the translation into the Angles of Markian Dobczansky]. Nis: Mashinsky faculty: Јunir; Novi Sad: Promethe, 2017 (Niche: Scero print). 47 pages: ilustr.
  • «“Holiness” Constructed: Anonymous Saints in Popular Traditions of Muslim Roma Communities in the Balkans» // The Revival of Islam in the Balkans. From Identity to Religiosity / Ed. by A. Elbasani, O. Roy. L., 2015. P. 163–181
 

Published articles:

 
  • "Exclusion and exclusiveness: religious leader's self - presentation and social context of religious everyday life", Islamology, 2019, Vol. 9, No. 1‒2, pp. 178‒194. DOI: 10.24848 / islmlg.08.1.01. (in Russian)

  • Localization of the tradition of multi-religious pilgrimage in the Balkans: narratives and practices // Religious studies. 2018. No. 2 (18). Pp. 138-181.
  • Transforming Islam among Roma communities in the Balkans: a case of popular religiosity // Nationalities Papers. 2017. Vol.45 (4). Pp. 598-612. DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2017.1302925
  • Alienated "own": the position of the marginal observer in the community of Roma Muslims of Macedonia // Balkan thesaurus: a view of the Balkans from the outside and from within. Moscow, April 18-20, 2017. Moscow, 2017. P. 164-167.
  • The practice of joint pilgrimages: the veneration of the Gypsies by the Muslims of the Church of St. Joseph in Macedonia // DasamengodipalaLev Čerenkov. Romanihistorija, čhibtajkultura. Kirill Kozhanov, Mikhail Oslon, Dieter W. Halwachs (eds.). 2017. Grazer Romani Publikationen. P. 400-417
  • "God's people": the tradition of honoring the "saints" in the Gypsy environment in the Balkans // Sufism and the Muslim spiritual tradition: texts, institutions, ideas and interpretations. SPb., 2015. P. 126-157.
  • This holy place / Because here / There were holy children.Religious aspect of memorial practices in Beslan // Religion and / or everyday life: materials IV International.scientific and practical work.Conf.(Minsk, 16-18 April 2015).Minsk, 2015. P. 254-262.(co-author A. Yudkin).
  • Construction of the sacred places in a multicultural environment: the case of the sanctuary "Seide Bashche" in Niš (Serbia) // State, Religion, Church in Russia and abroad. Number 2 (32), 2014. Pp 204-230.
  • «Dzhungale yakha": beliefs about the "bad" eye in the tradition of some Roma communities in the Balkans // Practical Philosophy. 2014. №3.
  • Features of the religious culture of the Roma in the context of religious pluralism in the Balkans // Philosophy and Culture. 2013. Number 9. Pp. 1270-1280.
  • Sociology of religion in Serbia: a review of the current state (translated from Russian by A. Mucha) // Philosiphical idea. Kiev, 2013. Number 3. P. 83-92. (In Ukrainian language).
  • Zajde Bashche: osobennosti formirovaniya kulta v cyganskom soobschestve[‘Zajde Bašće: specifics of cult`s formation in Rroma communities’] // Tochki/Puncta 1-4 [11] January-December, 2012, M: Institute of St.Thomas, S. 231-239.
  •  ‘K probleme izucheniya religioznyh tradiciy v multilulturnom soobschestve’ [‘To the Objectives for the Study of Religious Traditions in Multicultural Society] // Problemy philosophii cultury, Moskva, IPhRAN, 2012, pp. 174-189 
  • ‘Kosmologicheskiye elementy v religioznyh predstavleniyah cygan’ [‘Cosmological elements in Rromani religious ideas’] // Religiovedenie, Blagoveschensk, 3/2011, pp. 21-33
  • Trofimova K.P, Brylev D.A. ‘Osobennosti bytovaniya sufizma v cyganskih soobschestvah Yugo-Vostochnoy Evropi: k postanovke problemy’ [= ‘Particular qualities of the sufism tradition in Roma communities in the South-Eastern Europe’] // Tochki/Puncta , 1-2/10/11, Moskva, 2011, pp. 284-290;
  • ‘Obraz Bibii v religioznyh predstavleniyah cygan na Balkanah’ [‘Concept of Bibi in Rromani Beliefs in the Balkans’], Tochki/Puncta 1-2 (№9), Moskva, 2010, pp.141-147
  • ‘Sovremennie religioznie processy v srede cyganskih soobschestv na Balkanah’ [‘Contemporary Religious Processes in Rroma Communities in the Balkans’], Buduschee Religii v Evrope, SPb, 2010, pp. 166-178
  • ‘Ponyatie “traty” i ego mesto v sisteme zhertvoprinosheniya’ [‘Notion of “Expense” and Its Place in the Sacrificial System’], Researches in Religious Studies, Moskva 2009, pp. 152-156
  • ‘Obraz čoxano v demonologii cygan Yugo-Vostochnoy Evropy’ [‘Concept of Čoxano in Rromani Demonology in South-Eastern Europe’] // Religiovedenie, Blagoveschensk, 4/2009, pp. 15-24
  • .‘Izucavanje kulturi Roma: metodoloski aspekt’ [‘Study of Roma Culture: Methodological Aspect’] // Teme, Niš, 2/2009, pp. 611-619. [in Serbian]
  • ‘Kollezh Sociologii o probleme sacral`nogo’ [‘College de Sociologie  about the Problem of the Sacred’] // Religo, Moskva, pp. 30-43
  • ‘M. Maffesoli’, Religiovedenie. Slovar` pod red. A. N. Krasnikova, Moskva, 2006
 

Conferences, summer schools, seminars:


2017

  • International seminar "Shrines.Places of Inter-Communal Connection & Contention "within the project" Recreating Pluralism.Social-Religious Continuity in Post-Ottoman Societies ".Report: "The Holiness Tradition: Tekke / Tekke and the Sacred Landscape of Romani Neighborhood". 19-23 June 2017;Istanbul, Turkey).Organizers: Swedish Research Institute Istanbul, Lund University, Erasmus University Rotterdam https://recreatingpluralism.wordpress.com/inaugural-workshop/inaugural-workshop-program/
  • International scientific-practical conference "Religion and History".Report: "Traditions of holiness: tekke / tekia in the sacred landscape of the Gypsy mahalla in the Balkans".April 20-22, 2017;Minsk, Belarus).Organizers: Institute of Theology of BSU, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of BSU http://religious.life/2017/04/minsk/
  • International conference "Balkan readings 14. Balkan thesaurus: a view of the Balkans from the outside and from within." Report: "Alienated" own": the position of the marginal observer in the community of Roma Muslims in Macedonia". 18-20 April 2017; Moscow (Russian Federation). Organizer: Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. http://inslav.ru/conference/18-20-aprelya-2017-g-balkanskie-chteniya-14-balkanskiy-tezaurus-vzglyad-na-balkany-izvne
  • International Conference "Prohibitions and Prescriptions in the Slavic and Jewish Cultural Traditions". Report: "Local Pilgrimage: Prescriptions, Restrictions and Reproduction of Traditions". December 6-8, 2017; Moscow (Russian Federation). Organizer: Center for Slavic and Judaic Studies, Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. http://sefer.ru/eng/news_main/8865/


2015

  • IV International Scientific and Practical Conference "Religion and / or Everyday Life". Minsk, 16-18 April 2010 Report "This is a holy place / because there were holy children": the religious aspect of the memorial practices in Beslan. " (AB Yudkina - co-author).
  • XV International School-Conference on Folklore, Sociolinguistics and Cultural Anthropology "Anthropology of Power: Folklore Texts, Social Practices". Moscow - Pereslavl-Zalessky, April 29-May 5, 2010). "Legitimation of power in religious communities through symbolic practices: an example of joint pilgrimage of Christians and Muslims".


2014

  • "Thanatological practices and narratives in contemporary culture: the Soviet and post-Soviet period" (Moscow, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, 13-14.02.2014). Report: "Necessarily excludes: the limits of what is permitted under the conditions of the transformation in the funeral rites of the Muslim Roma in the Balkans"
  • «Localized Islam (s): Institutions, Ideas and Practices in the European Context» (European University Institute, Florence (Italy), 20-21.04.2014). Report: «Islam among some Roma communities in the Balkans: a case of folk religiosity»
  • HESP ReSET "Islam: Religious and Social Practices. Universality and Locality "(Open Society Institute (Budapest, Hungary), NPU them. Dragomanov, Youth Association of Religions (Kiev, Ukraine), May 2014). Report: "One-way ticket": a call for Jihad in social networks (on the example of Bosnian and Albanian communities)
  • Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy Studies (Gypsy Lore Society, Institute of Ethnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava; European Commission in Slovakia; Slovak Association for the Study of Religions, Bratislava (Slovakia), 11-13. 09 ). Report: "Transformation of Funeral Customs among Muslim Romani Communities in the Balkans: Scenarios in the framework of Islamisation"
  • Report at a seminar: "Like other people", "holy" and the sanctuary in the traditions of the Roma-Muslims in the Balkans "
  • Report at a seminar (co-authored): "To remember": the perpetuation of the memory of the victims of armed conflicts and terrorist acts "(15.12. 2014).


2013

  • International Conference “Man and Religion” (Minsk, Belorussia); “Sacred Space in the Context of Ethnocultural Identity”;
  • International Summer School in Religious Studies “Methods in the field studies of religion” (KFU, Kazan, Russia); ‘Islam in Rroma Communities in the Balkans: to the Specificity of Study of Local Traditions in Multicultural Society”
  • Specifics of Islamic Education in Bosnia&Herzegovina. Paper. HESP (Higher Education Support Program) ReSET «Islam: Religious and Social Practices. Universality and Locality» (Open Society Institute, Dragomanov's NPU, 2011-2014): 3 session "Islamic Education and Islamic Studies: Between devotional pedagogy and academic teaching/research”. (29.04-09.05. 2013).
  • Paper at the International congress SIEF (Société Internationale d`Ethnologie et de Folklore) «Circulation»: «“This is a multicultural place”: a phenomenon of worshiping of “saints” in Roma Muslim communities in the Balkans» (30.06-04.07.2013)
  • Specifics of Functioning of Islam in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Macedonia. Paper. HESP (Higher Education Support Program) ReSET «Islam: Religious and Social Practices. Universality and Locality» (Open Society Institute, Dragomanov's NPU, 2011-2014): 3 session "Islamic Reformism and Islamic/Islamist Movements in Local Contexts”. (14-28.07. 2013).
  • Problem of the boundaries of religious traditions: the case of the Balkans. Report at the Round Table «Today`s Philosophical Issues from Turkish and Russian Perspectives», University of Suleyman Shah, University of May 29, Istanbul, 27.10-01.11.2013.


2012

  • International Summer School in Religious Studies “Geography of Religion: a World between Christianity and Islam” (Kazan, Russia); “Identifying the Sacred Space”;
  • The Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Gypsy Studies (Gypsy Lore Society), Istanbul, Turkey; «“Zajde Basće”: the Rroma Cult Place in Niš»;
  • International Scientific Workshop “Sufism: Concepts, Practices, Institutions. Tradition and the Present”(Kiev, Ukraine); “‘People of God’: Tradition of Worship of Saints in Rroma Muslim Milieu in the Balkans”;
  • Problems of Historical and Theoretical Study of Religions (Moscow State University, Institute of Philosophy, Theology and History named by St. Thomas, Russia); “Zajde Bašće: Specifics of Cult`s Formation in Rroma Communities”;


2011

  • XI International School in Cultural Anthropology and Folklore Studies “Mythology in Oral Traditions and Literary Texts” (Russian State University for the Humanities, Centre for Typological and Semiotic Folklore Studies, Moscow-Pereslavl-Zalessky); “Rromani Mythology in Southeastern Europe”;
  • X EASR Conference «New Movements in Religion” (EASR, Budapest, Hungary); “Rroma Religiousness in Transition: Transformation of Ethnocultural Identity (on Example of Rroma Communities of ex-Yugoslavia)»;
  • IX Annual International Conference “Gender dimension of Religion” (Moscow Society for the Study of Religions, Moscow State University); “Disease – Man – Saint”: to the Formation of the Image of Bibi in Rroma Low-Mythology in Southeastern Europe”;
  • Problems of Historical and Theoretical Study of Religions (Moscow State University, Institute of Philosophy, Theology and History named by St. Thomas, Russia);  “Particular Qualities of the Sufi Tradition in Roma communities in South-Eastern Europe”.

 

E-mail:


 kptrofimova@gmail.com