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Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit


Teo (Matteo) Benussi is a social anthropologist specialising in religion, politics, and ethics in post-socialist Eurasia. Teo is the recipient of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship hosted by the Universities of California, Berkeley and Ca' Foscari, Venice. Teo's doctoral project (Cambridge, 2018) dealt with Islamic piety movements and the politics of virtue amongst Muslims in Tatarstan (Russia) and is now in the process of becoming a book. Building on that experience, Matteo is currently researching Muslim geographies, temporalities, and subjectivities in Inner Russia's borderlands. Teo's additional research engagement concerns memory and ritual in post-Chernobyl Ukraine.


PhD: Aspiring Muslims in Russia. Form-of-Life and Political Economy of Virtue in Povolzhye's Halal Movement (2018)

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