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M. (Manoela) Carpenedo Rodrigues, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher - Religion and Extremism in the global South
M. (Manoela) Carpenedo Rodrigues, PhD

Social scientist and ethnographer, Manoela’s work is dedicated to understanding grassroots Christian movements in the global South and their intersections with politics, religious extremism and gender.

Before joining the University of Groningen, Manoela was a fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London. Manoela has also taught courses on the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion at King’s College London, the University of Kent and the University of Cambridge. Her research interests focus on topics related to religions in the global South, the Anthropology of Christianity, Sociology of Religion, Geopolitics of Faith, Anthropology of Moralities, and Gender Studies.

Manoela received her BA in Social Psychology from UFRGS Brazil and Tubingen University in Germany, a MA in Gender Studies from the University of Oviedo in Spain and the Central European University in Hungary. She also holds an MPhil and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge.

Manoela has recently published her first monograph: Becoming Jewish believing in Jesus:  Judaising Evangelicals in Brazil with Oxford University Press (New York). Building on her ethnographic work in Brazil, the monograph explores the reasons why former Charismatic Evangelicals (with no Jewish background) are now embracing Orthodox Jewish tenets and lifestyles.

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