Sidney Castillo has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima-Perú. He currently holds the position of research assistant on Åbo Akademi University’s (Finland) international project “Young Adults and Religion in a Global Perspective”, in collaboration with Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (Perú). He is a member of the Latin American Studies Association and two institutions dedicated to the academic study of religion: the Peruvian Academy of Sciences of Religion, and the Chilean Society for the Sciences of Religions. His expositions in workshops and publications are related to the anthropology, sociology and philosophy of religion, and the cognitive sciences. His research interests include new religious movements, secular identities, pentecostalism and politics, q- methodology, and, the relationship of youth and religion.