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Pedro Feitoza

Research Interests

I am a third-year PhD candidate interested in the history of non-Catholic Christian movements in Latin America. My doctoral research, provisionally titled 'Protestants and the public sphere in Brazil, 1870-1940', examines the production, circulation and appropriation of evangelical texts (tracts, book sand periodicals) and Bibles in the Lusophone world, as well as the engagement of mainline Protestants with wider political and social debates in Brazil, on religious freedom, republicanism, and slavery. My research examines the role of missionary print, the emergence of new religious sociabilities, and acts of collective and individual reading in the making of a Brazilian Protestant public; how the evangelical movement in Brazil was connected to the missionary work in the Lusophone Atlantic and in Latin America; and the intellectual exchanges between Brazilian Protestant ministers and different groups of the civil society, particularly Catholics and secular intellectuals. My doctoral research is funded by CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust.

Research Supervision

I am supervised by Professor David Maxwell.

Key Publications

'Experiments in missionary writing: Protestant missions and the Imprensa Evangelica (Evangelical Press) in Brazil, 1864-1892', Journal of Ecclesiastical History (forthcoming). Awarded the World Christianities Essay Prize.

'British Missions and the making of a Brazilian Protestant public' in Cabrita, J.; Maxwell, D.; Wild-Wood, E. (eds.). Relocating World Christianity: Interdisciplinary Studies in Universal and Local Expressions of Christianity (Leiden: Brill, 2017).