(1) Francesco Piraino. (forthcoming 2020) Le soufisme en Europe : entre Islam, ésotérisme et New Age. Circulations religieuses dans la Méditerranée. Paris: Karthala Collection l’Atelier méditerranéen.

(1) Mark Sedgwick and Francesco Piraino (eds). Forthcoming 2020. Esoteric Transfers and Constructions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. London: Palgrave.

(2) Francesco Piraino and Mark Sedgwick (eds). 2019. Global Sufism: Boundaries, Structures, and Politics. London: Hurst.

Peer Reviewed Articles

(1) Francesco Piraino. 2019. “Esotericisation and De-esotericisation of Sufism in ItalyCorrespondences,  vol. 7(1): 239-276.

(2) Francesco Piraino. 2019. “Les Politiques du Soufisme en France”, Social Compass, 66(1): 134-146.

(3) Francesco Piraino and Laura Zambelli. 2018. “Queer Muslims in South Africa: Engaging Islamic Tradition”. Journal for Islamic Studies, 37: 123-147.

(4) Francesco Piraino. 2016. “René Guénon et son héritage dans le soufisme du XXIème siècle”, Religiologiques, n. 31 pp. 155-180.

(5) Francesco Piraino. 2016. “Between Real and Virtual Communities: Sufism in Western societies and the Naqshbandi Haqqani case”, Social Compass, vol. 63(1), pp. 93-108.

*Awarded Best Article 2017 by the International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR)

(6) Francesco Piraino and Laura Zambelli. 2015. “Mamma Schiavona and Santa Rosalia, popular worship: between religiosity and identity”, Critical Research on Religion, vol. 3(3), pp. 266-281.

(7) Francesco Piraino. 2011. “Entrare nel sé divino: un confronto etnografico tra mistica cristiana e mistica musulmana”, Religioni e Società, vol. 71, pp. 97-105.

Peer Reviewed Chapters in Edited Books

(1) Francesco Piraino and Antonio de Diego González. (forthcoming). “Sufism in Latin Europe” in Marcia Hermansen and Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh, Encyclopaedia of Islamic Mysticism – Handbook of Sufi Studies. Leiden: Brill.

(2) Francesco Piraino. (forthcoming). “Pèlerinages, voyages et ziyārāt soufis entre Nord et Sud de la Méditerranée : différents modes d’ancrages religieux et social”, in Katia Boissevain et Loïc le Pape, De la complexité des chemins religieux en Méditerranée. Conversions, apprentissages et ancrages. Paris: Khartala.

(3) Francesco Piraino. 2019. “Who is the Infidel? Religious boundaries and social change in the Shadhiliyya Darqawiyya Alawiyya” in Francesco Piraino and Mark Sedgwick, Global Sufism: Reconfiguring Narratives, Boundaries and Identities. London: Hurst.

(4) Francesco Piraino. 2017. “Pilgrimages in European Sufism”, in Richard Natvig and Ingvild Flaskereud (eds), Muslim Pilgrimage in Europe. London – New York: Routledge. Natvig/p/book/9781472447470

(5) Francesco Piraino and Laura Zambelli. 2014. “Mamma Schiavona and Santa Rosalina: tra religiosità e identità”, in Pace V., Berzano L. and Castagnaro A. (eds), La religione popolare nella società post-secolare. Padova: Messaggero, pp. 319-332.

(6) Francesco Piraino 2014. “European Sufism and its Social and Political Role. The Fluidity of Identities”, in Erkan Toguslu, Ding Yuan and Johan Leman (eds), Developing a sense of Belonging in Diverse Societies: Hui-Muslims in China and Muslims in Europe, Workshop Proceedings, KU Leuven Gulen Chair, pp. 171-185.

Other Publications

(1) Francesco Piraino. 2019. « Sufismo d’Europa, Sufismo in Europa ». Rivista Oasis

(2) Francesco Piraino. (2019). “Review Alireza Doostdar. 2018. The Iranian Metaphysicals Explorations in

Science, Islam, and the Uncanny. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Aries, pp. 301-302

(3) Francesco Piraino. 2016. “Le soufisme au Maroc : entre mysticisme et politique. Review: Bouasria,

Abdelilah. 2015. Sufism and Politics in Morocco, Activism and Dissent. New York: Routledge”, Société

Suisse Moyen-Orient et Civilisation islamique (SSMOCI), Bulletin 42, pp. 54-55.

(4) Francesco Piraino. 2014. “Bruno Guiderdoni—Among Sufism, Traditionalism and Science: A Reply

to Bigliardi”. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, vol. 3(11), pp. 21-24.

As Photographer

PIRAINO, Francesco. (2018). “Queering a Mary Icon: a photographic tour of a religious pilgrimage in Southern Italy”. Mr Ma’am 2018.

PIRAINO, Francesco. (2017). In Andrea Brigaglia and Mauro Nobili (eds), The Arts and Crafts of Literacy: Islamic Manuscripts in Cultures in Sub-Saharan Africa. Berlin: De Gruyter.