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Donizete Rodrigues, PhD in Social Anthropology (Coimbra University) is Associate Professor (with Aggregation in Sociology) at University of Beira Interior - where he was Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - and Senior-researcher at the Centre for Research in Anthropology, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal.

He was visiting-scholar (2000-2001) and Erasmus-fellow (2002-2005) in the Department of Sociology at Bristol University (England), visiting-professor (2009-2010) in the Department of Religion at Columbia University (USA), and associate-researcher (2011-2013) at the Center for the Study of Latin American Pentecostalism, University of Southern California. He has also taught in the Master and PhD seminars in Sociology and Anthropology in many countries: Spain, Sweden, France, England, Romania, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Croatia, Kosovo, Ukraine, India, Brazil, USA, Canada, and Israel.

He published numerous articles, chapters and books. The most important works in English are: The Religious Phenomenon: an inter-disciplinary approach (Spain, 2000); The God of the New Millennium: An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion (Portugal, 2002); four entries in the Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements (London, Routledge, 2006); chapter in Ecologies of Faith in New York City (USA, Indiana University Press, 2012); book Jesus in Sacred Gotham: Brazilian Immigrants and Pentecostalism in New York City (USA, 2014); Portuguese Studies Review (special number, co-editor, 2019).

Education/Academic qualification

Antropologia, Doctorate, Universidade de Coimbra

… → 1991

External positions

Associate Professor, Universidade da Beira Interior

12 Sep 1992 → …


  • HM Sociology
  • Religion
  • Identity
  • Anthropology
  • Imigration
  • Ethnic minorities


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