Religion Scholar, Writer, Entrepreneur, Therapist, Polyglot: Get to Know Dr. Vilallonga
Dr. Borja Vilallonga, Ph.D. is a historian of religion. He earned his Ph.D. at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales of Paris, with a dissertation devoted to the religious and intellectual origins of the Spanish and Catalan nationalist movements in the nineteenth century. Dr. Vilallonga has built his academic career in the United States, at Columbia University and New York University, where he was a postdoctoral fellow. His research focuses on the study of the crossroads of religion and modernity.
In the last years, Dr. Vilallonga has been combining his scholarly work with the private sector. He has been working on analytical linguistics and market analysis. He currently is COO at Descaus & Co. and leads a start-up on linguistic data and semantic fields analysis. Dr. Vilallonga speaks 10 languages, 5 at the native level.
In parallel, Dr. Vilallonga has been published in the main newspapers and media outlets in Catalonia, as well as several American and Israeli media. He has been regular op-ed contributor in Diari Ara and El Nacional, besides heading the Catalan weekly magazine El Temps, where he led its digital transition. For the sake and pleasure of writing, Dr. Vilallonga curates his blog, A Tolerable Anarchy.
Trained in classical psychoanalysis at the New York Freudian Society, and in Paul Goodman's and Laura Perls' Gestalt therapy, Dr. Vilallonga is an associate member of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy. He has also trained in psychedelics integration and psychedelics-assisted therapy with Psychedelics Today. He keeps his private practice open to pre-approved, qualified patients only.
Religion and spirituality are Dr. Vilallonga life pillars. With an intense and heterodox spiritual journey, Dr. Vilallonga offers spiritual and scholarly resources through his personal venture Dr. Boaz. Dr. Vilallonga also leads the Associació Tradicional UR-gruppe, a religious group that promotes Indo-European spirituality in Catalonia.