Anna Clot

Postdoctoral researcher at the ISOR research group. PhD in Sociology with an International Mention at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2016). She has been visiting research fellow at different research centers such as the Politics, Philosophy and Religion Department (Lancaster University, United Kingdom), the Centre d’Études Ethniques des Universités Montréalaises (University of Montreal, Canada), the Institut de Sciences Sociales des Religions Contemporaines (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), and recently, with the Young Scholars Fellowships scholarship (2017), she has carried out a postdoctoral research residency at the Istituto Sangalli of Florence (Italy). Her research has been awarded with prizes such as the Ninian Smart Prize (2011) of the Politics, Philosophy and Religion Department (Lancaster University) and the Prize of Sociology Manuel Sales and Ferré (2018) of the Institute of Catalan Studies. Her work has focused on contemporary religious transformations and cultural change from a humanistic sociological perspective. Her diverse and eclectic intellectual interests have led her to become involved in different projects combining sociological theory with empirical work. Currently, she combines the research work and the knowledge transfer activities with teaching at the B.A. in Social Sciences at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.


2016. “Current mutations of the monastic novitiate: emerging institutional imperatives, new forms of obedience” in Jonveaux, I. and Palmisano, S. (eds.) Monasticism in Modern Times, London: Routledge.

2015. (with Griera, M.) “Doing yoga behind bars: A sociological study of the growth of holistic spirituality in penitentiary institutions” in Becci, I. and Roy, O. (eds.) Religious Diversity in European Prisons: Challenges and Implications for Rehabilitation. The Netherlands: Springer, pp 141-157.

2015. (with Griera, M.; Martínez-Ariño, J.; García-Romeral G.) “Religiones en la prisión: secularización, catolicismo y minorías religiosas en España”. Revista Internacional de Sociología.73(3). DOI:

2015. (with Griera, M.) “Banal is not trivial. Visibility, recognition and inequalities between religious groups in prison”. Journal of Contemporary Religion. 30(1), pp.23-37.

Areas of interest

Classical sociological theory

Contemporary sociological theory

Sociology of religion

Cultural sociology


Teaching at the B.A. in Social Sciences at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.