I work on religion, culture and politics in Africa and the Americas. My primary focus is global evangelicalism, particularly 20th and 21st century Pentecostal Christianity in Brazil and Nigeria.
While I am trained as an historian, my research interests are fundamentally interdisciplinary and have as much to do with the present as the past. They include faith and modernity; health and healing; the supernatural in politics; race; national identity; globalization; and global and comparative methodologies. I am currently writing a book on spiritual warfare and contemporary global Christianity. My side projects include alternative spirituality, social futures, and the politics of truth.
In addition to my role in PPR, I am also a Fellow of the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University.
I write for both scholarly and general publications, and am particularly interested in sharing my work with the broader public.