Ph.D., Anthropology, National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
M.A., Social Anthropology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Licenciatura (B.A.), Sociology (Latin American Licenciatura is a 6-years undergraduate program), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Since June 2011
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Dept. of Sociology. Associate Professor of Sociology (tenured)
Sephis –South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development. Co-Chair. www.sephis.org
National Scientific Research Council (CNPq), Brazil. Research Group Leader: Border Epistemologies and South-South Connections. The team includes 10 senior researchers (all tenured professors), 13 graduate students and 15 undergraduate students. http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/9031950944330882
Associate Researcher. Group of Studies on Religion (NER), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. http://www.ufrgs.br/ner/index.php/integrantes/associados
University of Brasilia, Brazil. Dept. of Sociology. Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenured).
National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina. Sociology and Demography. Assistant Researcher (tenured).
University of San Martín, Argentina. Institute of Higher Studies (IDAES) Associate Researcher.
Catholic University of Argentina. Dept. of Sociology. Research Assistant. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alejandro Frigerio
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Research Assistant (Scientific Initiation). Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ruben Dri.
Trainee at National General Archive, Argentina. Audio-visual area (6 months). Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Fortunato Malimacci.
Current Sociology, Editor. International Sociological Association, SAGE. IF: 1,78. 29 out of 142 journals in Sociology http://csi.sagepub.com/
SSIS Books and Current Sociology Monographs. Interim editor. International Sociological Association, SAGE.
Sociedade e Estado (State and Society), Co- Editor. Dept. of Sociology. University of Brasilia, Brazil www.scielo.br/se
Social Compass. Compiler of Spanish-Speaking Publications. International Society for the Study of Religion, Belgium.
Estudios sobre Religión. Newsletter de la ACSRM. Co-Editor. http://www.acsrm.org/upload/newsletterantiguos/News14.pdf
Ciencias Sociales y Religion/Ciências Sociais e Religião (Social Sciences and Religion), Co- Editor. ACSRM, Brazil. http://www.acsrm.org/revistas
Estudios sobre Religión. Newsletter de la ACSRM. Editorial Assistant. ACSRM, Buenos Aires
Memberships in editorial boards
International Board Member. Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion, edited by SAGE
International Board Member. Book Series Popular Culture, Religion and Contemporary Society: A Social-Scientific Approach, edited by Springer.
International Board Member. Book Series Music, Culture, and Identification Processes in Latin America, edited by Lexington Books
Revista Visagem, Federal University of Pará, Brazil
Journal of Sociology, Australian Sociological Association
International Board Member. Book Series Controversies in Contemporary Religion, edited by Praeger
Editorial Board Member. Etnografías Contemporáneas, UNSAM
International: Qualitative Sociology (USA), Revista Internacional de Sociologia (Spain), Asian Review of Sociology (Singapore), Social Compass (Belgium), Sociology (Australia), Sociological Review (Croatia), Revista de Ciencias Políticas, Cultura y Religión, Revista de Estudios Transfronterizos (Chile), Estudios Sociológicos, Desacatos (México), Runa, Etnografías Conteporáneas, Revista de Estudios Folclóricos, Sociedad & Religión, Ciencias Sociales y Religión (Argentina).
Brazilian: Dados, RBCS, Sociedade e Estado, Religião e Sociedade, Horizontes Antropológicos, Vibrant, Cadernos de Campo, Interseções.
Jovem Cientista do Nosso Estado (Young Scientist of Rio de Janeiro state Award), FAPERJ- The State of Rio de Janeiro Research Foundation
Honoured Professor Award, Class 2010. Dept of Sociology, University of de Brasília
M.A. thesis shortlisted for the National Association for Research in Social Sciences (ANPOCS, Brazil) Annual Award.
First Prize. 4th Monographs Award for Latin American Students of Sociology. Social Sciences Faculty, University of Buenos Aires.
Oct. 2015- Aug. 2016
Freie Universität Berlin (Institute of Latin American Studies) and Ibero-American Institute, Germany
Nov. 2012‐ Feb. 2013
DesiguALdades Programme, Freie Universität, Germany
Nov. 2006- Feb. 2007
Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for Young Professors and Researchers from Latin American Universities, University of Bergen, Dept. of Anthropology, Norway
Program in Support of Outstanding Research Groups/ National Council of Scientific and Technological Development. (PRONEX/ CNPq), Brazil
FAPERJ – The State of Rio de Janeiro Research Foundation, Brazil. Research Grant. Approx. Euros 30,000.
FAPERJ – The State of Rio de Janeiro Research Foundation, Brazil. Research Grant. Approx. Euros 3,785
Grants to build a research team: grants for students. Sponsored by CNPq, FAPERJ and CAPES. Approx. Euros 30,000.
Nov, 2012 – Feb, 2013
DesiguALdades Program, Freie Universität. Fellowship grant. Euros 13,200
SEPHIS, City Hall of Guarulhos, and São Paulo Federal University. Grant to organize the International Conference “University International Policy Dialogue on Teaching the History and Culture of Africa”. Audience: 1.600 attendants. Approx. Euros 53,000
The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Grant to organize the XIV Conference on Religious Alternatives in Latin America. Audience: 500 attendants. Euros 7,500
Nov, 2006 – Feb, 2007
Coimbra Group Scholarships Programme for Young Professors and Researchers from Latin American Universities. Fellowship grant. Approx. Euros 7,459
PhD Full Grant Stipend, National Scientific and Technical Research Council/ CONICET, Argentina (1 of six grants for all Social Sciences and Humanities). Approx. Euros 30,500
PhD Full Grant Stipend, The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, CNPq, Brazil: approx. Euros 16,500
M.A. Full Grant Stipend, CAPES – Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, Brazil. Approx. Euros 12,500
Since 1999, I received mobility grants from the following institutions:
International: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada,International Society for Sociology of Religion; International Sociological Association, Coimbra Group Foundation, SEPHIS Foundation, University of La Plata, Argentina.
In Brazil: Program in Support of Outstanding Research Groups, National Council of Scientific and Technological Development/CNPq; Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, Brazil/ CAPES; The Federal District Research Foundation; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, University of Brasília, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Additionally, all workshops on Academic Writing listed below were fully funded by the host university and/ or the local National Sociological Associations (in South Africa, Tanzania, Lebanon, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea etc.), and/ or the International Sociological Association.
Over the past years, I delivered more than 70 papers in national, regional and international seminars and conferences, discussing topics related to my research on Religion, Popular Culture, Geopolitics of Knowledge, and Academic Writing and Publication. Some of the events I participated include the International Sociological Association Conferences, Latin American Sociological Association Congress, Brazilian Sociological Association Meeting, International Society for the Sociology of Religion Conference, among many others. Please find the complete list of papers delivered at conference in the Publications list.
We have never been postcolonial (nor did we need to be). International Conference “Studies on Religion, Society and Culture in comparative perspective. Theoretical and methodological questions”, Dept. of Sociology, Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires.
Towards a theoretical renewal of studies on religion in Latin America, Diversa Seminar on Religious diversity. FLACSO, Graduate Program on Anthropology, Buenos Aires
A Pope for the middle class: the figure of Francis and Catholicism facing the twenty-first century. VI International Conference on Religiosity, Culture, and Power. University Salgado de Oliveira, Niteroi, Brazil.
Where is religion in popular religiosity? 5º International Meeting of History of Church and Religiosities in NOA region. Catholic University of Santiago, Santiago del Estero, Argentina.
Current Challenges for the Research on Religion, Conference on Socio-historical Perspectives on Religion. Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Nova Iguazu, Brazil
Internationalizing or not? Do we have an option? I National Meeting of Sociology of Law, Niteroi, Brazil
Round Tables (by invitation)
How to develop a 'disciplinary cosmopolitan journal'? Analyzing Current Sociology. Ibero-amerikanisches Institut (IAI), Berlin. Round table with Hebe Vessuri and Peter Birle.
Geographies of International Intellectual Cooperation Place-making and categories of sociological thinking. The ACSS Second Conference, Beirut, Lebanon. Arab Council of Social Sciences. Invited as SEPHIS co-chair. Roundtable with Pablo Gentili (CLACSO) and Carlos Cardoso (CODESRIA)
Supporting Research into Social and Cultural Identities: Diversity, (In)equality and Difference. THE TRANS-ATLANTIC PLATFORM (T-AP) at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The University of Ottawa, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
International circulation of ideas, through social sciences journals. Seminar on Academic Production in Brazilian Universities. Federal University of Bahia. Round table with Abel Packer and Martha Ulhoa. http://bit.ly/2dzwWfd
Manuscripts and printed: about publications in academia. 4o workshop on Social Thought: Thinking about research and publication. Getulio Vargas Foundation. Round table with Juan Piovani.
Asian Knowledge at the Global Stage: Strategies for Academic Internationalization. VIII International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 8), IIAS, University of Macau, Macau Foundation. Round table with Maris Diokno, Vineeta Sinha, and Claudio Pinheiro, Macau, China.
International Publication in the Digital Age: a Fate, an Horizon, or none of the above? Strategies for the Global South. World Social Science Forum, International Social Sciences Council. Montreal, Canada. Round table with Elizabeth Jelin, Hebe Vessuri, and Bárbara Göbel. http://bit.ly/2dtJfgv
Academic International Publication: Challenges for the Global South, XXIX Conference of Latin American Sociological Association, Santiago, Chile Round table with Eduardo Sandoval Forero, Maira Baugartem, Francisco Ossorio, Daniel Camacho Monge
On the importance of a dialogue between Sociology and Anthropology. Annual Seminar of Graduate Programme on Sociology and Anthropology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Opening round table with Miriam Goldenberg and Graziella Moraes
Internationalization as a mandate, periphery as a destiny? A discussion on the South presence in international scientific publications.36th ANPOCS Annual Meeting. Round table with Alice Abreu and Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Aguas de Lindoia, Brazil
Book discussant: Handbook of Sociology of Religion. Round table with Roberto Cipriani, Néstor Da Costa and Verónica Roldán. Buenos Aires, Argentina
International Publication: Current Sociology. 36th ANPOCS Annual Meeting. Forum of International Publications. Aguas de Lindoia, Brazil
Between fandom and devotion: how Gilda became extraordinary. Round table with Maria Julia Carozzi. National University of General San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Participation in Council, Boards and committees
Trans-Atlantic Platform. Invited to discuss research grant agendas. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canada.
Secretary/Treasurer RC 22 Sociology of Religion, International Sociological Association (elected for 2014-2018) www.isa-rc22.org
Latin American Representative for the RC 22 Sociology of Religion Board, International Sociological Association (elected for 2010-2014, re-elected for 2014-2018) www.isa-rc22.org
Vice-President. Association of Social Scientists of Religion in Mercosur (ACSRM). Elected for the period 2007-2009
General Secretary. Association of Social Scientists of Religion in Mercosur (ACSRM). Elected for the period 2003-2005, re-elected for the period 2005-2007. http://www.acsrm.org/autoridades
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Associate Professor)
Graduate level (M.A. and PhD)
Since 2012 I have been teaching Sociological Theory, Sociology of Religion, Academic Writing, and Dissertation Seminar.
Since 2011 I have been teaching several courses, including: Introduction to Sociology; Sociological Theory (Classical and Contemporary); Sociology of Culture; Academic Writing; Laboratory of Methodology; Logics of Research in Social Sciences.
Free University of Berlin (Visiting Professor)
Graduate level – 2017, Autumn Semester
During this semester, I will be teaching Sociological Theory, Sociology of Religion and Academic Writing.
University of Brasília, Brazil (Assistant Professor)
Undergraduate Level – 2009-2010
During my appointment, I taught Sociology of Religion, Introduction to Sociology, and Laboratory of Research Practice.
National University of San Martin/ UNSAM, Argentina (Lecturer)
Undergraduate and graduate Level – 2005-2008
During my appointment I taught Contemporary Social Problems, and Dissertation Research, at PhD level.
International teaching (Invited Lecturer)
The transformations of the field of Global Sociology: through the eyes of Current Sociology. Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea. (PhD Level)
International Publication and the geopolitics of knowledge. École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France (PhD Level)
Religion in Latin America. Latin American Institute, Free University of Berlin, Germany (M.A. level)
Popular Religion –Films and documentaries. MBA in Documentary Cinema. Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
Sociology of Religion. National University of Singapore, Dept. Of Sociology, Singapore (Graduate level)
Sociology of Religion. Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences/FLACSO, Anthropology Dept., Argentina (Graduate Level)
Qualitative Methods for Research on Religion (Undergrad level) Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil.
Religion, Multiculturalism, and Secularization. MBA in International Relations. Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
Performance and Performativity of the sacred. IDAES-UNSAM, Buenos Aires (Graduate level).
Workshops of Academic Writing and International Publication
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (3 hours)
University of Peking, Beijing, China (6 hours)
Chung Ang University, Seoul, South Korea (3 hours)
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (3 hours)
Sungkyunkwan University Seoul, South Korea (3 hours)
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (7 hours)
Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland (4 hours)
University of Vienna, Austria (3 hours)
University of La Plata, Argentina (30 hours)
University of Bergen, Norway (3 hours)
American University of Beirut, Lebanon (6 hours)
University of Johannesburg, South Africa (10 hours)
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (12 hours)
University of St. Augustine, Tanzania (12 hours)
University of Barcelona, Spain (4 hours)
Catholic University, Argentina (30 hours)
University of Brasilia, Brazil (30 hours)
Federal University of Pará, Brazil (20 hours)
Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil (20 hours)
University of Brasília, Brazil (6 hours)
Free University of Berlin, Germany (6 hours)
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (20 hours)
University of Bilbao, Spain (12 hours)
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (6 hours)
Universtitá di Roma Tré, Italy (6 hours)
American University of Beirut, Lebanon (6 hours)
CIESAS, Guadalajara, México (3 hours)
Autonomous National University, UNAM, México (3 hours)
FLACSO, Argentina (20 hours)
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (4 hours)
Federal University of Paraná (12 hours)
University of Brasília, Brazil (12 hours)
University of Brasília, Brazil (8 hours)
Media (newspapers, radio broadcasts, magazines. Partial list)
함께 즐거워하는 ‘공환’이 사회적 연대 만든다 (Social engagement created through cooperative "conviviality"), Newspaper Hankyoreh, March 9th, South Korea, http://bit.ly/2n11RYs
Gilda: a plebeian and white saint. Revista Ñ (Clarin). September 9th, Argentina http://clar.in/2cqCOWd
How to explain Gilda's growing phenomenon? Argentinean National Radio interview, Argentina, September 24th. http://bit.ly/2liM8Qy
I do not regret this love! Radio interview in alternative media: Sudaca conection, Brazil, September 9th. http://bit.ly/2liMlmO
Video: Current Sociology. http://bit.ly/2cok8XD
Gauchito Gil: a popular devotion. TELAM News Agency. http://www.telam.com.ar/nota/12360
Religion and soccer share the stadium in Brazil. Dec. 14th, BBC World; http://bbc.in/2drWPx3
“Extraordinary beings: Beyond devotion and fandom”. Revista TODAVIA, Buenos Aires, December 1st. http://bit.ly/2dtKNqV
“Popular saints are not a role-model”. Revista Veintitres, January 11th, Buenos Aires, p. 63 - 65.
“Popular Religiosity”. March 12th Interview in Argentinean National Radio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Road Rituals”, June 12th, BBC World; http://bbc.in/2dzY1Pu
“The sacralisation of deceased idols in Buenos Aires”, Poverty Politics - Project Newsroom, Bergen, January 7th
DIVERSA. Since 2012, I actively participate in Diversa, a research Network and blog that aims to encourage and disseminate the social sciences scholarships on religious diversity in Argentina. This blog is a very important source (and continuously consulted, as shown in numerous mentions of the works published there) for journalist in Argentina and Latin America. http://bit.ly/2kCntau
CIRCUITO ACADEMICO. In 2014, I created “Academic Circuit”, a blog that has two mains goals: to disseminate the results of my research and the discussions and reflections of my research team, and to become a teaching tool for academic enskillment for undergraduate students and junior researchers. http://bit.ly/2km56Io
MEU PROJETO DE MESTRADO. This blog was created as a pedagogical tool for the course Logics of Social Research and, as its title in Portuguese indicates (“My M.A. project”), it worked as a collaborative space to discuss the errands of the preparation and writing of a research project. http://bit.ly/2pZ9kdt