My name is Fernando Chinnici (Hayyi Akef Al Yerrahi). I am an activist in the field of religious pluralism and human rights, a student of Sufism (Disciple of Hayyi Sefer Baba Al Yerrahi) and a social anthropologist, graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA).
My specialty is the anthropology of religion, as well as public health management. I have a Master’s degree in Management of R&D Activities, and I am a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at the UBA.
Currently, I work as R&D coordinator of the scientific technical direction at the National Administration of Laboratories and Institutes of Public Health of Argentina. My main task is to lead the management of scientific activities carried out in Argentina.
Since 2012, I am an adjunct professor at the Universidad Nacional del Oeste (UNO-AR) where I lead the thesis writing seminar.
Regarding my background in religious anthropology, I have 18 years of experience working on Islam in Argentina and Latin America. Between 2013 and 2017, I was the director of the Diploma in Islamic Culture at the National University of San Martin (UNSAM) and the Islam for Peace Institute (Argentine NGO). I also have a long experience in the field of interreligious dialogue and have participated in international forums and seminars on this topic. I am an ALUMNI of the Fulbright Summer Course on Religious Pluralism.