Professor Cristina Rocha is a cultural anthropologist and director of the Religion and Society Research Cluster. She is a former President of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (2018-2019). She co-edits the Journal of Global Buddhism and the Religion in the Americas series, Brill. She has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Utrecht (NL), Kings College and Queen Mary College (UK), CUNY Graduate Centre (USA), and the Max Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Germany). Her publications have been translated into Japanese, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Her latest book, John of God: The Globalization of Brazilian Faith Healing (OUP 2017) won the Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion at the American Anthropological Association.
How are Brazil and Australia connected by global flows of Pentecostalism? In this episode, Dr. Cristina Rocha shares her work on transnational Christian communities in Australia.