Natalia Naumow

I'm Polish born in United States and living in Italy with a Russian surname. Multiculturalism just from the begging! When I finished my high school in 2010 I wanted to start philological studies. But I was a little bit undecided which one – Arabic? Czech? Turkish? Portuguese?... ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know (and it will be easier to decide!' – I thought. So I've started Comparative Studies of Civilizations at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, my hometown. Just to discover which Kulturkreis is my favourite. And that was the best choice I've ever made. Studying about different cultures and deading Holy Scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism and Hinduism I discovered that for me the most interesting are relations between religion and society in general. I wanted to deepen my understanding of this matter and to try something new – that's how now I'm writing my Master's Thesis about Saint Patrons in the service of the idea of Europe at the Faculty of Religion Studies at University of Padua and at University of Venice. And what's next? I don't know. But I am ready to meet new people, improve another language, try new food (that's why I'm in love in Balkans!) and explore new fields. The world is too interesting to stay home. It is better to find home in every place you are.