Valeria Vergani is a PhD student in American Religions and a PhD minor in the Department of Anthropology. Her research explores the cultural politics of interreligious dialogue in the contemporary US and Canada. She has a particular interest in how issues of secularity, modernity, religious governance, material culture, and settler colonialism have taken shape within the interfaith movement at the turn of the 21st century. Her research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Valeria hails from Verona, Italy. She received her MA in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto (2021) and a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies at Quest University Canada (2016).