Tiina Sepp is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of York and Research Fellow at the University of Tartu. She received her PhD in Folkloristics from the University of Tartu in 2014 with a dissertation titled ‘Pilgrims’ reflections on the Camino de Santiago and Glastonbury as expressions of vernacular religion: fieldworker’s perspective’. Her main research area is contemporary pilgrimage and she has conducted fieldwork in England, Estonia and Spain. She is currently working for the AHRC-funded project ‘Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals, Past and Present’, investigating the phenomenon of contemporary pilgrimage and the past and present uses of English cathedrals. The four cathedrals connected with the study are Canterbury, Durham, Westminster and York. Tiina has published various articles as well as two popular books about contemporary pilgrimage.
Research Interests: Contemporary Pilgrimage, Cathedrals as city spaces, Folklore, Vernacular Religion, Methodology.