Stefania Palmisano is Associate Professor in the Sociology of Religion at the University of Turin, Italy, where she teaches the the Sociology of Religion. She was Visiting Research Fellow in Lancaster University (UK) and now Visiting Research Fellow in Wolverhampton University. She is a member of the editorial board of Social Compass, Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, Fieldwork in Religion. In addition, she is co-ordinator of the research centre CRAFT (Contemporary Religion and Faiths in Transition - https://crafttorino.wordpress.com/) based in the Department of Culture, Politics and Society of Turin University. Her research consists of ethnographic study of contemporary religious experience in mainstream religions, alternative spiritualities, New Religious Movements and spirituality and health. She is the author of Exploring New Monastic Communities. The Re-invention of Tradition, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2015; (with Nicola Pannofino) Contemporary Spiritualities: Enchanted Worlds of Nature, Wellbeing and Mystery in Italy, Routledge, London, 2020. Her next book is Religione sotto Spirito. Viaggi nella Spiritualità alternativa, Mondadori, Milano.