Academia

Ms. Krasskova holds diplomas from The New Seminary (2000), a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Religious Studies from Empire State College (2007), and an M.A. in Religious Studies from New York University (2009). She has completed extensive graduate coursework in Classics (2010-2016) and is currently pursuing a Masters in Medieval Studies at Fordham University with the intention of eventually doing a PhD in theology. As part of her academic career Ms. Krasskova has written a number of academic articles, and also presented at various academic conferences including Harvard University, Fordham University, Ohio State University, Claremont University, Villanova University, Western Michigan University,  and the City University of New York.

 

Degrees, Study, & Fellowships

  • New Seminary, degree in Interfaith Ministry (2000)
  • Empire State, B.A in Cultural Studies concentrating on Religious Studies (2007)
  • New York University, M.A. in Religious Studies (2009)
  • Fordham University, extensive PhD classwork in Classics (2010 – 2016)
  • Fordham University,  M.A. in Medieval Studies (2019)
  • Fordham University, PhD coursework in theology (2019)
  • Fordham University, Fellowship in Jewish Studies (2019)

 

 

Journal Contributions

Managing Editor
Galina Krasskova is on staff as the Managing Editor of Walking the Worlds,  a biannual, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the exploration of spiritwork and polytheism from a broad spectrum of perspectives, traditions and disciplines.

 

 


The Journal of Baroque Studies (University of Malta) – No. 02, Vol. 02, 2018
Contributed article “Eunuchs for the Sake of Heaven: Castrati and the Suffering Body of Christ.

American Academy of Religion – Reading Religion [website], 2018
Contributed book review of  “Sacred Brittania,” by Miranda Aldhouse-Green.

American Academy of Religion – Reading Religion [website], 2018
Contributed book review of  “Animal Sacrifice in the Ancient Greek World,” edited by Sarah Hitch and Ian Rutherford.

Walking the Worlds – No. 02, Vol 04. 2018 [Summer]
Contributed article “The Demonization of Loki in Modern Heathenry.

Walking the Worlds – No. 02, Vol 04. 2018 [Summer]
Contributed book review of “American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement,” by Jennifer Snook.

American Academy of Religion – Reading Religion [website], 2018
Contributed book review of  “Conduct Becoming: Good Wives and Husbands in the Later Middle Ages,” by Glenn Burger.

Walking the Worlds – No. 01, Vol 04. 2017 [Winter]
Contributed the editorial introduction “Revisiting the Ways the Gods Present Themselves to Us.”

Walking the Worlds – No. 01, Vol 03. 2016 [Winter]
Contributed article “This Feminine Thing: Ecstasy and Identity in Catullus 63.”

Walking the Worlds – No. 02, Vol 02. 2016 [Summer]
Contributed article “The Paradoxical Ambivalence of Giving: Seneca and the Virtue of Clemency.”

Walking the Worlds – No. 01, Vol 02. 2015 [Winter]
Contributed editorial content.

Walking the Worlds – No. 01, Vol 01. 2014 [Winter]
Contributed article “Women as Warriors and Culture Builders in Herodotus.”

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, 2014
Contemporary Paganisms and the Psychology of Ordeal.”

 

 


Academic Presentations at Conferences

Harvard University, May 3-5, 2007
Forging Folklore Colloquium: Witches, Pagans and Neo-Tribal Cultures.
presented “Animal Sacrifice and the Ritual of Blót in Modern Heathenry.”

Ohio State University, October 4, 2008
Religion Matters- the Material Effect of Religion on Bodies
presented “Ordeal Work, Body Modification, and the Use of Pain in Northern Tradition Paganism.”

Claremont University, February 7-8, 2009
Pagan Studies Conference
presented “Performativity and the Development of Modern Heathen Culture.”

Fordham University, April 5, 2014
Graduate Student Association Conference on Investigating Inequalities
presented “Piety and War: An Examination of the Rite of ‘Evocatio’ in Livy 5.21.”

City University of New York, April 11, 2014
7th Annual CUNY Graduate Student Conference in Classics: Dynamics of Friendship in the Graeco-Roman World
presented “Pliny the Younger and Suetonius: A Study in the Language of Roman Friendship.”

Fordham University, February 28, 2015
Gradate Student Association Conference on Change
presented “Caesar and the Druids: An Examination of Roman Military Policy and Indigenous Religion.”

Fordham University, March 30-31, 2017
Theology Graduate Student Association Conference on Religion, Racial & Ethnic Justice
presented “Race, Gender, and Gender Transgression in Contemporary Asatru and Heathenry.”

Villanova University, October 13, 2017
Patristics, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference
presented “Liturgy of Bones: The Spatial Relevance of Bones in the Narrative of Felix Fabri”

Western Michigan University, May 13, 2018
53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies
presented “Feasting with the Dead: Pagan Sensibilities in Christian Practice”

International Society for Cultural History [NYC], September 14, 2018
12th Annual ISCH Conference on Performance, Politics and Play
presented “Eunuchs for the Sake of Heaven: Castrati and the Suffering Body of Christ”

Villanova University, October 6, 2018
Patristics, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference
presented “Eunuchs for the Sake of Heaven: Castrati and the Suffering Body of Christ”

 

Western Michigan University, May , 2019
54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
presented “Ravens in the Meadhall: Pre-Christian Elements in the Saxon Heliand”

Villanova University, October , 2019
Patristics, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference
presented “Ravens in the Meadhall: Rewriting Faith in the Wake of Charlemagne and the Saxon Wars”

 

 

 


 

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Transgressing Faith: Race, Gender and the Problem of Ergi in Modern Heathenry

Originally submitted as her Master’s thesis in Religious Studies in 2009, this examination of some of the more significant fault lines within contemporary American Heathenry–including issues of gender, race, normative social presentation, sexuality and questions of religious authority–has now been made available by Sanngetall Press. Available via amazon and other booksellers.

 

 

 

 


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