Pentecostal Charismatic Christianities in Oceania

Dear all,
I’d like to invite you to submit abstracts to the interdisciplinary symposium *Pentecostal Charismatic Christianities in Oceania.* More information below and in the attached flyer. Please circulate this widely.
Date: 17-18 of August, 2018

Venue: Alphacrucis College, Parramatta

 Abstracts due: 30 April, 2018 (title, 250-word abstract, short bio)


 Keynote Speaker: Debra McDougall (Melbourne University)

‘Crashing waves: The transnational force of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in Oceania and beyond’

 Symposium Theme

This symposium will explore the growth, movement and influence of Pentecostal Charismatic Christianities in Oceania. It will consider PCCs as a powerful cultural force within Australasian and Oceanic communities and their role in reconfiguring spatial, social, political and cultural relationships. While the causative influences of PCCs in Oceania are contemplated, the symposium will also look at the overarching cultural, economic and political milieus in which PCCs are embedded. Additionally, a consideration of PCC’s broader transnational scope of influence will enrich this cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue.

 Possible topics:

·         Historical developments

·         Transnational Networks

·         Settler colonial/Postcolonial studies

·         Missionary activities

·         Cultural translation, negotiation, adaptation

·         Politics in Oceania and beyond

·         Media, music, Information Communication Technologies

·         Branding and marketing

·         Late modernity and global capitalism

·         Material culture and lived experiences

·         Aesthetics and embodied practices

·         Social justice movements/activism

·         Migration and (im)mobility

·         Gender, class, ethnicity

·         Youth cultures





Associate Professor Cristina Rocha|ARC Future Fellow

Director of Religion and Society Research Cluster

Western Sydney University

President: Australian Association for the Study of Religion

Editor: Journal of Global Buddhism

Editor: Religion in the Americas series, Brill


New book: John of God: The Globalization of Brazilian Faith Healing (OUP, 2017)