Antonio Carvalho

Department: Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy

Project Summary

I developed an empirical study of meditation practices. Supported by semi-structured interviews, participant observation, autoethnography and relevant literature, I examined the emergence of meditation assemblages, the transformations of selfhood they enact and their attempts to foster social transformation.

Supervisory Team

Professor Andrew Pickering (first supervisor), Professor Giovanna Colombetti (second supervisor) and Dr Dana Wilson-Kovacs (mentor)

Wider Research Interests

Self and Society; Science and Technology Studies; Body Politics; Spirituality