Dr Francesca Matteoni

Research Fellow, Strand 4: The Dead Sustaining Life

Francesca Matteoni graduated in Comparative Religions at the University of Florence (Italy). She completed a Phd at the University of Hertfordshire, with a thesis focused on blood beliefs in early modern Europe, considering learned perspectives and popular ones, witch-trials, medical and magical theories about the body and its fluids. She is mostly interested in witchcraft beliefs, the folklore of the body, European folklore and fairy-lore up to recent times.

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