José Mapril is a PhD in Anthropology from the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, with a thesis on Transnationalism and Islam among the Bangladeshis in Lisbon. Currently, he is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a senior researcher at CRIA, FCSH-UNL, where he develops a project on re-migration, life course and future among Bangladeshis in Europe. His also part of the HERA project “The Heritagization of religion and heritage of contemporary Europe”, in which he develops a research on heritage making and the construction of a new mosque in Lisbon.
He co-coordinates, with João Leal, the Circulation and Production of Places research group within the CRIA. One of his last publications is a volume edited in 2017, in Palgrave, together with Ruy Blanes, Erin Wilson and Emerson Giumbelli, entitled Secularisms in a Post Secular Age? Religiosities and subjectivities in a comparative perspective.