Sean Wyer

Ph.D. Student

wyer@berkeley.edu

Sean Wyer joined Berkeley’s Italian Studies Department in 2019. He holds a First Class B.A. in Italian and German from Balliol College, Oxford.

His research interests include: twentieth and twenty-first century anthropology; religious diversity and conversion in Italy; and the history of folk and quasi-mystical practices, particularly the work of Ernesto de Martino.

Prior to doctoral studies, he trained as a lawyer at an international firm based in London, after taking Postgraduate Diplomas in Law and Legal Practice. He qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in October 2019. He remains interested in ideas of law and justice, and in the legal dimensions of secularism.
He is a co-founder of Berkeley’s Italian Migration Studies Working Group.