Brazilian Religions Go Global
I’ve always been keen to understand how ideas move around the world. On the one hand, I am interested in the appeal of ‘exotic’ Brazilian religions such as faith healing, ayahuasca, and Afro-Brazilian religions to those in the Global North. On the other hand, I have explored how Brazilian migrants take their religions as they travel. Both these foci are intertwined, as many in the Global North first encounter Brazilian religions in their own countries. This large project resulted in my book on the global allure of the Brazilian Spiritist healer John of God (OUP 2017), and my edited book with Manuel Vásquez, The Diaspora of Brazilian Religions (Brill 2013) and many articles and book chapters.