Master in Religious Studies, Aleksandra Belova worked as a junior researcher at two universities in Russia since 2016. Now she terminates a master in Anthropology of Globalization at the University of Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis. Her master’s thesis focuses on the ethnography of sacred feminine circles, which she examines through the lens of New Age religion and contemporary ritual theories. Her areas of interest include the issues related to the intersection of the anthropology of religion and gender, as well as theories of ritual behavior and identity transformation. A special place in her research is occupied by the problem of the appropriation of space, particularly in relation to women’s communities. Her previous master thesis was devoted to women’s sacred circles and practices in Saint Petersburg (Russia)