Pol Llopart


PhD researcher, Anthropology and Sociology department
Spoken languages
Catalan, Spanish, English
Areas of expertise
  • Aid, humanitarianism and charity
  • Religion and Economics
  • (Post)socialism
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • South-Eastern Europe

Pol Llopart i Olivella is a PhD candidate at the Anthropology and Sociology department of the Graduate Institute Geneva (2022-26) within the collaborative research project "Quiet Aid: Service and Salvation in the Balkans-to-Bengal Complex". His research interests dwell at the intersection of economic anthropology and religion, Islamic traditions and revivalism, and post-socialism. He holds an MSc in Social Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen and a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Barcelona. In his BA thesis, he studied the practice of Muslim almsgiving (zakat) and its re-configuration and re-signification in a Moroccan diasporic community in Catalonia. In his MSc thesis, he explores how modernist strands of Islam contest and reformulate sacred sites and traditions in the Sandžak, Serbia.



Llopart i Olivella, Pol. (2021). “From the Continuum of Reciprocities to the Multiplicity of Perspectives: Problematising Sahlins’ triad into Animist Ontologies.” In, Mario Cedrini and Roberto Marchionatti, Marshall Sahlins’s Stone Age Economics, a Semicentenary Estimate. Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science: Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, LVI (1).