The Centre for the Study of World Christianity is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Pedro Feitoza as Lecturer in Latin American Christianity, from September 2022.
Pedro is from Brazil and currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Brazilian Centre of Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP) in São Paulo. He completed his PhD, ‘Protestants and the public sphere in Brazil, c.1870-c.1930’ in 2019 from the University of Cambridge. A monograph from the thesis will be available shortly.
Pedro will widen the expertise of the Centre to include Latin America. Much has been written about contemporary Pentecostalism and Catholicism in the continent, while Pedro directs attention to the earliest generations of Protestant missionaries and converts in Brazil. His research focuses on the grassroots diffusion of evangelical Christianity, shows how radical social engagement can emerge from apparently conservative evangelical theologies and demonstrates the transnational networks of Lusophone religion. He is alert to religious entanglements in the ecumenical movement and in the development of African-Brazilian religions like Candomblé and Umbanda. Pedro is already on the editorial board of Studies in World Christianity and we anticipate a rise in articles on Latin America in the journal.
Pedro is married to Priscila and they have three children: Maria, Clara and Francisco. We are very much looking forward to welcoming Pedro and his family to Edinburgh. We look forward to expanding the activities of the Centre with Pedro on board.