Katarina Pejovic

PhD Student

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Western Occultism
  • Religion and Magic
  • Folk Saints
  • Spirit Possession
  • Modern and Traditional Witchcraft


Katarina Pejovic is a doctoral student at the Department for the Study of Religion. Her SSHRC-funded research centers around St. Cyprian of Antioch, an enigmatic folk saint and patron of sorcerers, magicians, and occultists, seeking to understand his journey from Europe to the New World through the medium of his hagiographies, grimoires, and oral lore. Fascinated with notions of magic in Christianity, “double-belief”, and ritual syncretism, she also writes on trends in modern Western occultism and points of contact between them and various Afro-Brazilian spirit traditions.