History of Religions

Associate Professor

Chiara Ombretta Tommasi, former pupil of the Scuola Normale Superiore and PhD in Greek and Latin Philology, is currently associate professor of the History of Religions, qualified as full professor in Italy and France. A member of the French LEM, Laboratoire sur les Monothéismes (CNRS Paris) and Deputy General Secretary of the EASR (European Association for the Study of Religion), she has been involved in various projects, leading in particular the Italian FISR SERICA (Sino-European Religious Interactions in Central Asia), and is the author of numerous scientific publications, mainly centered on the pagan-Christian relationships in the Late Roman Empire and on the ‘esoteric’ trends in Late Antique religion (Gnosticism, Hermetism, the Chaldaean Oracles). In recent years she has been gradually interested in the spread of Christianity in China under the Tang dynasty. She was nominated Fellow of the Academia Europaea in 2019.