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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).

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Associate Professor, Universidade da Beira Interior

12 Sep 1992 → …


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

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A pentecostalização de povos tradicionais na Amazônia: aspectos conceituais para uma antropologia de identidades religiosas

Translated title of the contribution: The Pentecostalization of Traditional People in the Amazone: conceptual aspects for an anthropology of religious identitiesRodrigues, D. & Ribeiro de Moraes Júnior, M., 2018, In : Horizonte. 16, 50, p. 900-918 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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O antropólogo e o sagrado: trajetos etnográficos em contextos religiosos diferenciados

Rodrigues, D., 2018, Como estudar as religiões: metodologias e estratégias. Silveira, E. (ed.). 1ª ed. São Paulo: Editora Vozes, p. 98-125 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

O processo identitário na primeira igreja batista de Marília/SP: um estudo antropológico do modelo de discipulado apostólico

Rodrigues, D. & Mendes, F., 2018, Expressões Religiosas de um Brasil Plural : Estudos Contemporâneos. Reis, M., Py, F. & Silveira, D. (eds.). São Paulo: Fonte Editorial, p. 205-230 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Texto de contra-capa

Rodrigues, D., 2018, Evangélicos na Amazônia Paraense. Editora Siano

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Como as Sociedades Recordam: diálogos antropológicos

Rodrigues, D., 2017, In : Revista Mondego. 2, 4, 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review