L.J. van de Kamp
Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Culture Studies
I study the increasing circulation of (Afro-)Brazilian religious rituals between Europe, Africa and Brazil, following the perspective of ritual transfer and also taking into account the mediating role of modern technologies, such as internet, mobile telephony and television.
2013. Public Counselling: Brazilian Pentecostal Intimate Performances among Urban Women in Mozambique. Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, DOI:10.1080/13691058.2013.772239 (full text)
2012. Afro-Brazilian Pentecostal Re-Formations of Relationships across Two Generations of Mozambican Women. Journal of Religion in Africa 42 (4): 433-452.
2012. Love Therapy: A Brazilian Pentecostal (Dis)Connection in Maputo. In: Mirjam de Bruijn and Rijk van Dijk (eds.). The Social Life of Connectivity in Africa. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, p. 203-226.
2012. Pentecostalismo Brasileiro, "Macumba" e Mulheres Urbanas em Moçambique.In: Ari Pedro Oro, Carlos Steil and João Rickli (eds.). Transnacionalização Religiosa: Fluxos e Redes. São Paulo: Editora Terceiro Nome, Antropologia Hoje, 59-76.
2011. Converting the Spirit Spouse: The Violent Transformation of the Pentecostal Female Body in Maputo, Mozambique. Ethnos 76 (4):510-533. (full text)
2011. Violent Conversion: Brazilian Pentecostalism and the Urban Pioneering of Women in Mozambique. VU University Amsterdam, PhD Thesis. (Review: http://www.ascleiden.nl/Pdf/ReviewKamp.pdf)
2010. (with Rijk van Dijk) Pentecostals Moving South-South: Ghanaian and Brazilian Transnationalism in Southern Africa. In: A. Adogame; J. Spickard (eds.) Religion Crossing Boundaries: Transnational Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diasporic Religions. Leiden: Brill, p. 123-142. (full text)
2010. Burying Life: Pentecostal Religion and Development in Urban Mozambique. In: Barbara Bompani and Maria Frahm-Arp (eds.) Development and Politics from Below: Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State. New York/London: Palgrave MacMillan, p. 152-171. (full text)
Linda van de Kamp studied cultural anthropology at VU University, Amsterdam where she received her Ph.D. in 2011 with the distinction Cum Laude. She wrote a Ph.D. thesis entitled Violent Conversion: Brazilian Pentecostalism and the Urban Pioneering of Women in Mozambique. Based on two years of fieldwork in Maputo, Mozambique, in this thesis she concludes that Pentecostal conversion is not best understood in terms of a coping mechanism but often implies increasing uncertainty and downward mobility. Linda grew up in Brazil, returned to Brazil during her master studies, and conducted two years of fieldwork in Mozambique. As a result, she speaks fluent Portuguese (besides English and Dutch).
From 2010-2011 Linda van de Kamp worked at the African Studies Centre, Leiden. Since March 2012 she is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Culture Studies, School of Humanities, Tilburg University, the Netherlands. She studies the increasing circulation of (Afro-) Brazilian religious rituals between Europe, Africa and Brazil. Her main research foci are the rise and popularity of global Pentecostalism; transnational connections; urban studies; violence; family, gender and sexuality. Over the last 10 years, Linda van de Kamp has presented at different international conferences, has given guest lectures and has built up considerable teaching experience with teaching bachelor courses on 'Anthropology of Religion', 'Globalization and Religion', and 'Political Structures in Post-Colonial Africa' at VU University, Amsterdam; Leiden University and at the University of Amsterdam. Furthermore, she has been a guest lecturer in Mozambique at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo and the Theological Seminary of Ricatla. Linda has also been on radio shows and newspaper stories have covered her work.
L.J. van de Kamp teaches the following subjects:
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Last amended: 18 April 2013