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Alexander Ornella

Alexander Darius Ornella is a Lecturer in Religion at the School of Social Sciences at the University of Hull (UK). He is also the Director of the School’s Centre for Spirituality Studies. He received his doctorate in Catholic Theology from the University of Graz (Austria). Currently, he is working on the sport of CrossFit as meaningful and meaning making practice.



Research Interests: Religion and Popular Culture, Media, and Film, Religion and the Body, and the body-technology relationship

Profile at University of Hull / Personal Website


Clothed with Strength: Meaningful Material Practices in the Sport of CrossFit