PhD (University of Western Sydney)
Future Fellow, University of Western Sydney
Associate Professor Cristina Rocha is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Director of the Religion and Society Research Cluster, Western Sydney University, Australia. She co-edits the Journal of Global Buddhism and the Religion in the Americas series, Brill. Her research focuses on the intersections of globalisation, migration and religion. Her publications include: John of God: The Globalisation of Brazilian Faith Healing (Oxford University Press, 2017), The Diaspora of Brazilian Religions (with M. Vásquez, Brill, 2013), Buddhism in Australia (with M. Barker, Routledge, 2010), Zen in Brazil: The Quest for Cosmopolitan Modernity (Hawaii University Press, 2006).
Researching John of God, a Brazilian healer with a global following
What is an anthropologist to do when faced with a Brazilian healer who uses kitchen knives, surgical scissors and scalpels to operate on people without anaesthetics and asepsis? Cristina Rocha on her decade-long research project in Brazil.Read on »
Disappointment and excitement in the World Cup
Brazilians and millions of people from around the world love the Jogo Bonito. How can they enjoy the games when they are now aware of their dark side?Read on »