Chiara Ombretta Tommasi
After graduating from
the University of Pisa and at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa
(1995), she obtained a PhD in Greek and Latin Philology at the
University of Pisa (2000). Subsequently she secured a post-doctoral
fellowship in Latin Literature at the same university (Italian, “assegno
di ricerca”, 2001-2005) and was then appointed as assistant professor
of Latin Literature (“ricercatore”) in 2006.
After successfully obtaining her qualification in the national ASN 2012
to practice in the disciplinary fields indicated as 10/D3, lingua e
letteratura latina; 10/D4, filologia classica e tardoantica; and 11/A4,
scienze del libro e del documento e storico-religiose, she is currently
associate professor of History of Religions at the University of Pisa.
In 2017 she also obtained a Qualification aux Fonctions de Professeur
(France), section 08, langues et littératures anciennes, in 2017; in
2018 she obtained the qualification as full professor in the national
ASN 2016-18 /fourth term) in the disciplinary field 11/A4, scienze del
libro e del documento e storico-religiose.
In 2011 she was awarded the “Premio giovani ricercatori dell’Università di Pisa” by the University of Pisa.
She has been elected to the board of the Società Italiana di Storia
delle Religioni (2016-20) and is a member of LEM, Laboratoire sur les
Monothéismes, UMR 8584 (CNRS, Paris, France).
She has served as a referee for international peer-reviewed journals
(Mnemosyne, Classical Quarterly, Arctos, Lexis, Paideia, Maia, Numen)
and for the Italian National Campaign of Evaluation VQR (Valutazione
della Qualità della Ricerca, 2004-10 and 2011-14).
She is a member of the editorial board of Studi Classici e Orientali,
published by the University of Pisa and is a member of the scientific
board of ERSMMA international conferences (Studi Ermeneutici
Internazionali su Simbolo, Mito e Modernità dell'Antico), Università
Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan); she is also part of the scientific
committee of “Axolotl. Collana di studi sulle religioni”, published by
Mimesis Editore in Milan, and of "Religion" (Routledge).
She has been involved in some national and international projects.
In addition to her teaching activity, which includes tutoring on MA and
PhD dissertations, she has been responsible for setting up an Erasmus
partnership with the University of Geneva (2008-13) as well as a
partnership involving the University of Pisa, the Scuola Normale
Superiore, the University of Paris IV Sorbonne, and the Ecole Normale
Superieure in Paris (2010-12); she coordinated an academic collaboration
between Pisa and St. Andrews (2011-2012), sponsored by the University
of Pisa and, together with Luciana G. Soares Santoprete and Helmut Seng,
she directed the triennial project “Il lato oscuro della tarda
antichità. Marginalità e integrazione delle correnti esoteriche nella
spiritualità filosofica dei secoli II-VI”, sponsored by the Centro per
l’Eccellenza Europea di Villa Vigoni, Fondation Maison des Sciences de
l’Homme (FMSH), and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2013-15). Together
with Domitilla Campanile, in 2016 she organized the international
workshop “Trifunzionalità trent’anni dopo: Georges Dumézil”, 11.10.2016
at the University of Pisa.
Chiara Tommasi is the author of numerous scientific publications. She
has published extensively in English, French and German in major
journals and volumes. The findings of her researches have been presented
at national and international conferences, where she has also organized
some thematic panels.