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Rita Isdal Cunningham

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailRita.Cunningham@uib.no
  • Phone+47 993 91 276
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckels gate 6
    Lauriz Meltzers hus
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

Fieldwork conducted in London, with informants belonging to a corps/congregation within the Salvation Army. Is writing about the experiential dimension of faith, particularly from the vantage point of experiences in relation to ‘the element of appropriation', as the moment when one ‘grasps' something new, thus creating faith again and again, in a movement reconstituting one's self. Experimenting with various forms of anthropological presence in the text. Concerned with embodied knowledge, especially its emergence.

Autumn 2009. Teaching assistant at SANT 250, bachelor-essay.

2003. Feltarbeid i eigen kropp. Aspekt ved deltakande observasjon. Replikk. Tidsskrift for human- og samfunnsvitenskap, 8(17).

Thematic and regional focus
The Salvation Army in London, religious experience, embodied knowledge, phenomenology