Donizete Rodrigues, PhD in Social Anthropology (Coimbra University, Portugal), is Associate Professor of Anthropology (with aggregation in Sociology) at the University of Beira Interior (former Dean of Faculty of Human and Social Sciences), and Center for Research in Anthropology (Lisbon, Portugal). Since 2011, he is associate researcher at the Center for the Study of Latin American Pentecostalism (State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), funded by the Center for Religion and Civic Culture/Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative at the University of Southern California, USA.
He has been visiting fellow in several universities: Department of Religion at the Columbia University, USA (2009-2010); Master and PhD programmes in Sociology and Anthropology at the Salamanca University, Spain (1995-2009); Department of Sociology at the University of Bristol and All Souls College, Oxford University, England (2000-2001); and many universities in France, Sweden, India, Romania, Canada, Italy, Latvia, and Brazil.
He collaborated with the working group/Oxford University, which edited the Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements (Routledge), contributing with four articles and has published chapters (Indiana University Press, Ashgate), articles, and many books in anthropology and sociology of religion: Deus, o Demónio e o Homem: o fenómeno Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus (1999); The Religious Phenomenon: an inter-disciplinary approach< (2000); The God of the New Millennium: An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion(2002); O Terreiro das Bruxas: o religioso no maravilhoso popular (2004); Em Nome de Deus: a religião na sociedade contemporânea (2004); Sociologia da Religião: uma introdução (2007); O Que é Religião? A visão das ciências sociais (2013), and this manuscript Jesus in Sacred Gotham: Brazilian Immigrants and Pentecostalism in New York City.