research on religiosity and non-religiosity, Marian devotion, Romani studies, social theory
Tatiana Zachar Podolinska is the director of the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of SAS (since 2021). Her career includes having been a visiting professor to the University of Oslo (NO), Masaryk University (CZ), Charles University (CZ), UNAM (MX), Missouri State University (USA), Södertörn University (SE), St Andrews University (UK), and the University of West Scotland (UK). Since 2020, she has served as the President of the Gypsy Lore Society. She has participated in several European research projects related to Romani Studies (5FP EU, 6FP EU), as well as international research projects on the anthropology of religion (Mexico, Guatemala). As a researcher, she centres on the research of contemporary religiosity and spirituality with a focus on Romani studies and Marian devotion in Europe. She is the author of over 110 publication units, the author/co-author of four research monographs, the editor of three research volumes, seven chapters of monograph length, nine chapters, and 54 peer-reviewed journal studies.