Research Profile

James Alexander Kapalo

Biography

Dr. James Kapalo has an MA from the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies and his PhD from the Department of the Study of Religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies.  Within the Department of the Study of Religions at UCC, Dr. Kapalo is responsible for teaching courses on contemporary Global Christianities, theory and method in the Study of Religions and ethnographic fieldwork.  His main research interests include ethno-religious minorities and minority religons in Eastern Europe, Orthodox Christianity in the contemporary world, the academic discourse of folk religion, and folk healing and charming practices. He is Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Project Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: Hidden Galleries in the Secret Police Archives in Central and Eastern Europe (Hidden Galleries).

Research Interests

My principal research area is ethno-religious minorities and minority religions in Central and Eastern Europe. My PhD, which was published as a monograph in 2011 by Brill, is an enthnographic study of folk religion and identity amongst the Gagauz, Turkish-speaking Christians in Moldova. I am currently  working on a monograph based on historical and ethnographic research on Inochentism, a new religious movement in Moldova and Romania (Ashgate 2016), as well as researching Orthodoxy Christianity in Ireland. Other research interests include religion in the secret police archives in Eastern Europe, practice of 'charming' and theories and discourses on "folk religion" in Europe.

From September 2016 I am Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Project Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: Hidden Galleries in the Secret Police Archives in Central and Eastern Europe (Hidden Galleries), a four year project that explores the visual and material presence of religious minorities in the secret police archives in Hungary, Romania and the Republic of Moldova.
I am a founding member of the Orthodoxy in Migration Research Network and managing editor of the Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (JISASR), the first edition of which was published in May 2014 (http://jisasr.org/). In May 2015 I was elected President of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR). I am also a member of the international committee on Charms, Charmers and Charming of ISFNR (International Society for Folk Narrative Research).
In 2013 I co-founded and am co-director, together with Dr. Lidia Guzy, of MEWSC (Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre) at UCC. The centre is a postdisciplinary forum for scholars working on contemporary endangered worldviews and processes of marginalisation (http://mewsc.wordpress.com/

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Creative Agencies and Religious Minorities 'hidden galleries' in the secret police archives in the 20th CenturyHorizon 202001-SEP-1631-AUG-20€979,356.00
Religionising Fieldwork, Fieldworking ReligionArt & Humanities Research Council03-NOV-0804-NOV-08€5,000.00
Minority Religions in Romania's Secret Police ArchiveRoyal Irish Academy01-FEB-1420-MAR-14€2,250.00
Strategivc Research Fund 2013 ; the launch of MEWSC.Miscellaneous20-SEP-1331-DEC-14€3,500.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2018)Inochentism and Russian Orthodoxy: Narratives of Resistence.
James A. Kapalo (2018) Inochentism and Russian Orthodoxy: Narratives of Resistence. Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
(2011)Text, Context and Perfromance: Gagauz Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice.
James Kapalo; (2011) Text, Context and Perfromance: Gagauz Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice. Leiden: Brill.   [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2017)Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews: Comparative Studies on Contemporary Eurasia, India and South America
James Kapalo and Lidia Guzy (Ed.). (2017) Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews: Comparative Studies on Contemporary Eurasia, India and South America Berlin: LIT Verlag. [Details]
(2011)The Power of Words
James Kapalo, Éva Pócs, William Ryan (eds.) (Ed.). (2011) The Power of Words The Power of Words. Budapest: Central European University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'Narratíva and kozmológia az inochentizmus ikonográfiai hagyományában'
James A. Kapalo (2014) 'Narratíva and kozmológia az inochentizmus ikonográfiai hagyományában' In: Barna, Gábor & Povedák, Kinga (eds). Lelkiségek és Lelkiségi Mozgalmak Magyarórszáon és Kelet-Közep-Európában/Spirituality and Spiritual Movements in Hungary and Eastern Central Europe. Szeged: SZTE BTK Néprajzi és Kulturális Antropológiai Tanszék. [Details]
(2014)'Mediating Orthodoxy: Convert Agency and Discursive Autochthonism in Ireland'
James A Kapalo (2014) 'Mediating Orthodoxy: Convert Agency and Discursive Autochthonism in Ireland' In: Orthodox Identities in Contemporary Western Europe - Migration, Settlement and Innovation. Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
(2010)''The Politics of Scriptural Translation: The 'Canonisation' of the Gagauz Language in Southern Bessarabia''
Kapalo, JA; (2010) ''The Politics of Scriptural Translation: The 'Canonisation' of the Gagauz Language in Southern Bessarabia'' In: Re-contextualizing East Central European History: Nation, Culture, and Minority Groups. London: Legenda. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2007)'İisus Hristos yapmış bir büük pınar. Epic Healing Charms amongst the Gagauz of Moldova'
J Kapalo; (2007) 'İisus Hristos yapmış bir büük pınar. Epic Healing Charms amongst the Gagauz of Moldova' In: Bulgari i Gagauzi Zaedno Prez Godinite. Velico Târnovo: Faber. [Details]
(2006)'`Molitva i zaklinaniya v religioznom folklore gagauzov' (in Russian)'
J Kapalo; (2006) '`Molitva i zaklinaniya v religioznom folklore gagauzov' (in Russian)' In: Istoria i Kultura Gagauzov. Komrat-Kishinev: Pontus. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'Liminal Orthodoxies on the Margins of Empire: Twentieth-Century Home-grown Religious in the Republic of Moldova'
James Kapalo (2017) 'Liminal Orthodoxies on the Margins of Empire: Twentieth-Century Home-grown Religious in the Republic of Moldova'. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 23 (1):33-51-51   [Details]
(2014)'She read me a prayer and I read it back to her: Gagauz Women, Miraculous Literacy and the Reading of Charms'
James A Kapalo (2014) 'She read me a prayer and I read it back to her: Gagauz Women, Miraculous Literacy and the Reading of Charms'. Religion and gender, 4 (1):3-20   [Details]
(2014)'Editorial'
James Kapalo and Yafa Shanneik (2014) 'Editorial'. Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, 1 (1):3-4   [Details]
(2013)'Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice'
James A Kapalo (2013) 'Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice'. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, [Details]
(2011)'Religionizing Fieldwork, Fieldworking Religion, Special Edition of the Journal Fieldwork in Religion'
Kapalo, JA; Travagnin, S; (2011) 'Religionizing Fieldwork, Fieldworking Religion, Special Edition of the Journal Fieldwork in Religion'. Fieldwork in Religion, 5 (2)   [Details]
(2011)'Genre and Authority in the Genesis of Charm and Prayer'
J A Kapalo; (2011) 'Genre and Authority in the Genesis of Charm and Prayer'. Incantatio, 1 (1) [Details]
(2007)''The Career of Father Mihail Çakir: The Cyril and Methodius of the Gagauz''
J Kapalo; (2007) ''The Career of Father Mihail Çakir: The Cyril and Methodius of the Gagauz''. Solanus, [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Gagauz 'Orthodoxism' in Interwar Romania: Mihail Cakir and the Gagauz National Movement'
J. A. Kapalo (2011) 'Gagauz 'Orthodoxism' in Interwar Romania: Mihail Cakir and the Gagauz National Movement' Romanian Academy Historical Yearbook, :103-120. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2012)Religion and Language in Post-Soviet Russia by Brian P. Bennett in Religious Studies Review 38: 4.
James Kapalo (2012) Religion and Language in Post-Soviet Russia by Brian P. Bennett in Religious Studies Review 38: 4. Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Ireland's New Religious Movements, edited by O. Cosgrove, L. Cox, C. Kuhling and P. Mulholland in Irish Journal of Sociology.
James Kapalo (2011) Ireland's New Religious Movements, edited by O. Cosgrove, L. Cox, C. Kuhling and P. Mulholland in Irish Journal of Sociology. Book Reviews [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014Royal Irish Academy Mobility Grant Royal Irish Academy
2016Honorary International Member of the Hungarian Ethnological Society Magyar Néprajzi Társaság (Hungarian Ethnological Society)
2013UCC Strategic Research Fund UCC
2011CACSSS Research Publication Fund CACSSS
2010ISS21 Small Grant - ISS 21.
2009ENGAGING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN RESEARCH AWARD NAIRTL
2008Religionising Fieldwork, Fieldworking Religion - Postdoctoral Research Training Workshop AHRC
2005Spalding Trust Comparative Religion Award Spalding Trust
2005University of London Additional Fieldwork Award University of London

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions President11-MAY-15 /
Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions Publications Officer05-JUN-12 / 10-MAY-15
International Society for Folk Narrative Research - Committee for Charms, Charmers and Charming Committee member/
International Study of Religion in East and Central Europe Association member01-OCT-12 / 16-OCT-13
Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)EASR Conference,
James Kapalo (2017) A Grant-Holder Perspective on the European Research Council Grant Scheme and the Opportunity it Presents for the Study of Religions. [Invited Oral Presentation], EASR Conference, Leuven , 18-SEP-17 - 22-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)Theology in the Public Square Lecture Series,
James Kapalo (2017) Religious Repression and Its Consequences in Eastern Europe. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Theology in the Public Square Lecture Series, Waterford Institute of Technology , 23-NOV-17 - 23-NOV-17. [Details]
(2017)Photographic Incrimination, Religious Justification: Visual evidence of religious criminality in the Secret Police Archives in 20th Century Moldova,
James Kapalo (2017) Guest Lecture. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Photographic Incrimination, Religious Justification: Visual evidence of religious criminality in the Secret Police Archives in 20th Century Moldova, Edinburgh University , 01-MAR-17 - 01-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017)Materialising Religion in the Secret Police Archive: Methodological, Ethical and Legal approaches to the Study of Religions in Secret Police Archives,
James Kapalo and Kinga Povedak (2017) International Workshop of Hidden Galleries ERC Project. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Materialising Religion in the Secret Police Archive: Methodological, Ethical and Legal approaches to the Study of Religions in Secret Police Archives, The Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security, Budapest , 11-SEP-17 - 11-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)EASR Conference,
James Kapalo (2017) Photographic evidence of religious criminality in the Secret Police Archives in 20th Century Moldova. [Oral Presentation], EASR Conference, Leuven , 18-SEP-17 - 22-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)Past and Present: CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES,
James Kapalo (2017) Materialising Religion in the Secret Police Archives: Some methodological challenges and opportunities. [Oral Presentation], Past and Present: CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES, Hungarian Academy of Scinces - Budapest , 05-MAY-17 - 07-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)Religion, Myth and Migration,
James Kapalo, Jenny Butler and Chris Heinhold (2017) Sixth Annual Conference of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Religion, Myth and Migration, Waterford Institute of Technology , 16-JUN-17 - 16-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016)Hidden Galleries: Materialising Religion in the Secret Police Archives in 20th Century Romania and Moldova,
James Kapalo (2016) Guest Lecture. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Hidden Galleries: Materialising Religion in the Secret Police Archives in 20th Century Romania and Moldova, Central European University, Budapest , 08-DEC-16 - 08-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016)European Association for the Study of Religions,
J. Kapalo (2016) From Spiritual Revival to Heretical Sect: The Transformation of Inochentism in 20th Century Moldova. [Oral Presentation], European Association for the Study of Religions, Helsinki , 28-JUN-16 - 01-JUL-16. [Details]
(2015)Guest Lecture,
James Kapalo (2015) Hidden Galleries: Secret Police Archives and Material Religion. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Guest Lecture, University of Chester , 18-NOV-15 - 18-NOV-15. [Details]
(2016)Public Religion and Ambient Faith in the Black Sea Region,
J. Kapalo (2016) Women’s Agency and Domestic Vernacular Religion in 20th century Gagauziya. [Oral Presentation], Public Religion and Ambient Faith in the Black Sea Region, Kiev , 29-SEP-16 - 01-OCT-16. [Details]
(2015)Memories and Identities in Central and Eastern Europe,
James Kapaló (2015) And the Archangel Michael looked just like me!: Visual Media and the Re-Presentation of Divinity in Moldovan Radical Religion. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Memories and Identities in Central and Eastern Europe, Trinity College Dublin , 07-MAY-15 - 10-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015)Charms, Charmers and Charming,
James Kapaló (2015) Charming without Borders: Gagauz charmers as religious, ethnic and linguistic ‘boundary-workers’. [Oral Presentation], Charms, Charmers and Charming, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Pécs, Hungary , 15-MAY-15 - 17-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015)The Study of Religions in Ireland: People, Places, Projects,
James Kapaló (2015) The Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre. [Oral Presentation], The Study of Religions in Ireland: People, Places, Projects, Trinity College Dublin , 11-MAY-15 - 11-MAY-15. [Details]
(2014)Eurasian Alterities: Comparative perspectives on Indigenous and Minority Worldviews,
J. Kapalo (2014) Gagauz Women, Miraculous Literacy and the Dreaming of Charms. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Eurasian Alterities: Comparative perspectives on Indigenous and Minority Worldviews, University College Cork , 13-NOV-14 - 13-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014)Eurasian Alterities:Comparative perspectives on Indigenous and Minority Worldviews,
J. Kapalo (2014) 1 Day international workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Eurasian Alterities:Comparative perspectives on Indigenous and Minority Worldviews, University College Cork , 13-NOV-14 - 13-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014)European Sociology Association - Sociology of Religion Research Network,
J. A Kapalo (2014) Religion in the Public Domain. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Sociology Association - Sociology of Religion Research Network, Belfast , 03-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Atelierul Plural,
James Kapalo (2014) Rezistență simbolică și „liminalitate”: discursul și practica inochentistă. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Atelierul Plural, Chisinau, Moldova , 20-JUN-14 - 20-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)SIEF Working Group on Ethnology of Religion: Making Sense of Religion - Performance, Art and Experience,
James A Kapalo (2014) Transgressive Iconographies: Imperial and the Divine ‘Presence’ in Inochentite Cosmology. [Oral Presentation], SIEF Working Group on Ethnology of Religion: Making Sense of Religion - Performance, Art and Experience, Lisbon , 22-MAY-14 - 23-MAY-14. [Details]
(2013)EASR - Religion, Migration, Mutation,
James A. Kapalo (2013) Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice. [Oral Presentation], EASR - Religion, Migration, Mutation, Liverpool Hope University , 03-SEP-13 - 09-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)ISFNR - Folk Narrative in the Modern World: Unity and Diversity,
James A. Kapalo (2013) “She read me a prayer and I read it back to her.” Miraculous Literacy, the Mother of God and the “Reading” of Charms amongst the Gagauz. [Oral Presentation], ISFNR - Folk Narrative in the Modern World: Unity and Diversity, Vilnius , 25-JUN-13 - 30-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)Agents or Objects? Rethinking some chapters of the History of the Black Sea Region,
James A. Kapalo (2013) Agency and Liminality: Popular Religious Movements in 21st Century Moldova. [Invited Oral Presentation], Agents or Objects? Rethinking some chapters of the History of the Black Sea Region, New Europe College, Bucharest , 21-JUN-13 - 22-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)ISFNR - Folk Narrative in the Modern World: Unity and Diversity,
James A. Kapalo and Haralampos Passalis (2013) A Comparative Study of Greek and Gagauz Healing Rituals against Fright. [Oral Presentation], ISFNR - Folk Narrative in the Modern World: Unity and Diversity, Vilnius , 25-JUN-13 - 30-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)EASR - Religion, Migration and Mutation,
James A. Kapalo and Marion Bowman (2013) co-convenor of roundtable workshop. [Other], EASR - Religion, Migration and Mutation, Liverpool Hope University , 03-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)EASR - Religion, Migration, Mutation,
James A. Kapalo and Annika Hvithamar (2013) Co-covenor of two panels on Orthodoxy in Migration. [Other], EASR - Religion, Migration, Mutation, Liverpool Hope University , 03-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)EASR - Religion Migration Mutation,
James A. Kapalo (2013) Mediating Orthodoxy: Convert Agency and Migrant Orthodox Churches in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], EASR - Religion Migration Mutation, Liverpool Hope University , 03-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Indigenous Aesthetics and Marginalised Knowledge Systems Workshop,
Dr. James Kapalo and Dr. Lidia Guzy (2013) The Launch event for the Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Indigenous Aesthetics and Marginalised Knowledge Systems Workshop, University College Cork , 30-SEP-13 - 01-OCT-13. [Details]
(2012)Europeanization and Globalization: Romanians in their Region and the World, Society for Romanian Studies International Congress,
James A. Kapalo (2012) Religious Power and Resistance in Contemporary Moldova. [Oral Presentation], Europeanization and Globalization: Romanians in their Region and the World, Society for Romanian Studies International Congress, Sibiu, Romania , 02-JUL-12 - 04-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012)Ends and Beginnings - European Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference,
James Kapalo (2012) Inochentism in the Soviet Union: The Memory of Repression and Resistance in a Moldovan Village. [Oral Presentation], Ends and Beginnings - European Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference, Sodertorn University, Stockholm , 23-AUG-12 - 26-AUG-12. [Details]
(2012)Ends and Beginnings - European Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference,
James Kapalo (2012) The end and the beginning of Irish Folk Prayer. [Oral Presentation], Ends and Beginnings - European Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference, Sodertorn University, Stockholm , 23-AUG-12 - 26-AUG-12. [Details]
(2012)Spirituality and Spiritual Movements in Hungary and Eastern Central Europe,
James Kapalo (2012) Narrative and Cosmology in the Iconographic Tradition of Inochentism. [Oral Presentation], Spirituality and Spiritual Movements in Hungary and Eastern Central Europe, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Szeged , 10-OCT-12 - 12-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)Orthodoxy in Migration,
James Kapalo (2012) One day international workshop exploring Orthodox Christianity in Western Europe including guest speakers from Switzerland, Turkey and Denmark. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Orthodoxy in Migration, University College Cork , 19-NOV-12 - 19-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)New Perspectives: Religions and Ireland: Annual Conference of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions,
James Kapalo (2012) New Perspectives: Religions and Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], New Perspectives: Religions and Ireland: Annual Conference of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, University College Cork , 25-MAY-12 - 26-AUG-12. [Details]
(2012)Toward Mutual Ground: Religious Pluralism in Educational Practice in Irish Schools,
James A. Kapalo and Oliver Scharbrodt (2012) A Vision for Religious Pluralism in Ireland: A Study of Religions Perspective. [Oral Presentation], Toward Mutual Ground: Religious Pluralism in Educational Practice in Irish Schools, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 23-MAR-12 - 23-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Religion and Power Relations in Central and Eastern Europe, The International Study of Religion in Eastern and Central Europe Association (ISORECEA) Conference,
James A Kapalo (2012) Corrective Critique and Religious Power: The Inochentite Movement in Contemporary Moldova. [Oral Presentation], Religion and Power Relations in Central and Eastern Europe, The International Study of Religion in Eastern and Central Europe Association (ISORECEA) Conference, Iasi, Romania , 19-APR-12 - 21-APR-12. [Details]
(2012)Orthodoxy in Migration,
James Kapalo (2012) Conceptualizing Orthodox Space in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Orthodoxy in Migration, University College Cork , 19-NOV-12 - 19-NOV-12. [Details]
(2011)European Association for the Study of Religions,
Dr J. A. Kapalo (2011) Between Orthodoxy and Heresy: The Innochentite Movement One Hundred Years On. [Oral Presentation], European Association for the Study of Religions, Budapest , 18-SEP-11 - 21-SEP-11. [Details]
(2010)Charms, Charmers and Charming,
J A Kapalo; (2010) Authority, Narrative and Performance in Charm and Prayer. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Charms, Charmers and Charming, Bucharest , 24-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)International Association for the History of Religion XXth World Congress,
J A Kapalo; (2010) Literacy, Language and Lay Agency: Accessing the Divine Word in Gagauz Orthodoxy. [Oral Presentation], International Association for the History of Religion XXth World Congress, Toronto , 15-AUG-10 - 21-AUG-10. [Details]
(2010)Pentecostal Identities: African Migrant Churches and Communities in Ireland,
J. A Kapalo (2010) Hosted by the Migrant Churches Research Network supported by the Study of Religions Department, UCC and Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Pentecostal Identities: African Migrant Churches and Communities in Ireland, University College Cork , 04-MAY-10 - 04-MAY-10. [Details]
(2009)American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention,
J A Kapalo; (2009) Canonization of the Turkish Tongue: Mihail Cakir, Clerical Agency and the Gagauz National Movement. [Oral Presentation], American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies National Convention, Boston, USA , 12-NOV-09 - 15-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)Narratives Across Space and Time: Transmissions and Adaptations - 15th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research,
J A Kapalo; (2009) Relations with Divine Agents in Gagauz Healing Charms. [Oral Presentation], Narratives Across Space and Time: Transmissions and Adaptations - 15th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research, Athens , 21-JUN-09 - 27-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008)Greater Romania¿s National Projects: Ideological Dilemmas, Ethnic Classification, and Political Instrumentalisation of Ethnic Identities,
J A Kapalo; (2008) Clerical Agency and Development of Gagauz National Consciousness in Greater Romania. [Oral Presentation], Greater Romania¿s National Projects: Ideological Dilemmas, Ethnic Classification, and Political Instrumentalisation of Ethnic Identities, Oxford Brookes University , 10-APR-08 - 12-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Endangered Cultures: International Conference of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
J A Kapalo; (2008) Language, Liturgy and Nation: The Gagauz Language in the Orthodox Church. [Oral Presentation], Endangered Cultures: International Conference of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Bacău, Romania , 08-MAY-08 - 10-MAY-08. [Details]
(2008)Religionizing Fieldwork, Fieldworking Religion,
Dr. James Kapalo (2008) PhD Training Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Religionizing Fieldwork, Fieldworking Religion, School of Oriental and African Studies , 03-NOV-08 - 04-NOV-08. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Academic Development Committee member2012 / 2014
Research and Innovation Committee member2014 / 2015

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Hungarian FluentFluentFluent
Romanian FluentFunctionalFunctional
Turkish FunctionalBasicFunctional

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Incantatio Member of Editorial Board01-JUN-16 -
Journal Of The Irish Society For The Academic Study Of Religions Editorship30-SEP-12 -
Temenos Referee-
Culture And Religion Referee-
Religion And Society In Central And Eastern Europe Referee17-SEP-13 -
Religion And Gender Referee-
Problems Of Post-Communism Referee-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

As well as teaching in the team-taught first year module RG1001 Religions in the Contemporary World, Dr Kapalo also teaches an introductory course on Global Christianities (RG2302) and a field research based course on Christianity in the contemporary world, Authority and Community in Contemporary Christianities (RG2305). He also coordinates the third year Final Directed Study Project module (RG3003) and co-teaches Texts, Theories and Approaches (RG2306).
  
Dr Kapalo coordinated the MA programme in Contemporary Religions (2011-12) and teaches Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Religions (RG6010) and, together with Dr Lidia Guzy, co-teaches Research Methods and Fieldwork (RG6040).
 
In 2011, Dr Kapalo was one of UCC's nominations for the NAIRTL Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019Authority and Community in Contemporary Christianities RG2305Authority and Community in Contemporary Christianities

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