Chiara Di Serio
CRS Post-doctoral Research Affiliate
15 January 2021 - 15 January 2022
Dr. Chiara Di Serio is a research affiliate to the Center for Religious Studies at the Central European University. She hasa long training in History of Religions and is specialized in Religions of the Classical World, which she studied at the Roman School of the University of Rome La Sapienza. In February 2020 she received her PhD degree from the same university, discussing a dissertation entitled The Correspondence between Alexander and Dindimus: the Making of the Image of the Brahmans, focused on the Latin text of the fictional epistolary between Alexander the Great and Dindimus, head of the Brahmans. Her research interests concern the Graeco-Roman ethnographic literature on Eastern countries and peoples, specifically the descriptions of India and its inhabitants. She has already published some articles on these topics and is currently carrying out a research project focused on the narratives about the “naked philosophers” (the Gymnosophists/Brahmans) from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.