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About

Research Context

Angola | Mozambique

Research Interests

Social Movements | Heritage | Environment | Human Rights

Institutional Subunit

ISCTE

Biographical Note

Studies of the University of Gothenburg and Associated Researcher at CRIA. His main research areas are religion, mobility and migration, temporality and heritage, politics, social movements and environment. He has conducted long term research in Angola, African diasporas in Europe, and more recently Mozambique. He is currently coordinating research projects on “Environmental Disasters and Civic Mobilization in Angola”, and on “Un/Sustainable Development and Environmental Risk in Mozambique”. Previously, he has coordinated research projects funded by HERA, Xunta da Galiza (Spain), Vetenskapsrådet,SANORD and FORMAS (Sweden). He has authored and edited several books, among which The Social Life of Spirits (2013, University of Chicago Press, with Diana Espírito Santo), A Prophetic Trajectory (2014, Berghahn Books), Utopian Encounters (2018, Peter Lang, with Maïté Maskens), Atlantic Perspectives (2019, Berghahn Books, with Markus Balkenhol and Ramon Sarró), and Going to Pentecost (2019, Berghahn Books, with Annelin Eriksen and Michelle MacCarthy).

All projects

Data updated on 18-12-2022, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

2023/01/01-2023/12/31

Assessing the Angola-Namibia border in the age of environmental and sanitary disaster

0000

Principal investigator

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia

Financiers: In2Past

2021/02/01-2024/01/31

Gas Gospels: Un/Sustainable Development and Environmental Risk in Mozambique

2020-03824

Principal investigator

Financiers: Vetenskapsradet

2020/01/01-2021/06/01

Environmental Disaster and Civic Responses in Angola

2019-02321

Principal investigator

Göteborgs universitet Institutionen för globala studier

Financiers: Forskningsrådet för miljö areella näringar och samhällsbyggande

2017/01/01-2017/12/31

Emergencias Territoriales. Un Abordaje Antropológico a Nuevos Movimientos Colectivos y Activismos del Lugar en el Espacio Atlántico

IN607D 2017/01

Principal investigator

Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio

Financiers: Xunta de Galicia

2013/04/01-2016/03/31

Gender and Pentecostal Christianity. A Comparative Focus on Africa and Melanesia

GENPENT

Researcher

Universitetet i Bergen

Financiers: Norwegian Research Council

2013/10-2016/11

Currents of Faith, Places of History: Connections, Moral Circumscriptions and World-Making in the Atlantic Space (CURRENTS)

N/A

Financiers: Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)

2011/01-2014/07

The Politics of Hope: Churches and the Weaving of Society in Post-War Angola

Provided by PTCRIS: 112897

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

2010/04/01-2013/03/31

Religious Knowledge and Rationality in African Prophetic Churches

BPD/SFRH/27095/2006

Post-doc Fellow

Instituto de Ciências Sociais - Universidade de Lisboa

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2007/04/01-2010/03/31

Pluralismo Religioso: Movimentos Cristãos Africanos em Portugal

SFRH/BPD/27095/2006

Post-doc Fellow

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2007/07-2010/07

The Christian Atlantic: Ethnographies of religious encounters between African, Brazilian and Portuguese Churches in Lisbon

Provided by PTCRIS: 72155

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

2007/04/01-2010/03

Recognizing Christianity: How African Immigrants Redefine the European Religious Heritage

RECOGN

Researcher

Instituto de Ciências Sociais - Universidade de Lisboa

Financiers: NORFACE

All Publications

Data updated on 18-12-2022 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Report

Drought in Angola. Situation Report 2020-2021. Causes, Responses and Solutions

Blanes, Ruy Llera ; Cardoso, Carolina Valente; Bahu, Helder Alicerces; Fortuna, Cláudio, Göteborgs universitet Institutionen för globala studier Instituto Superior de Ciências da Educação da Huíla . 2022.

Report

Drought in Angola. Situation Report 2020-2021. Causes, Responses and Solutions

Blanes, Ruy Llera ; Cardoso, Carolina Valente; Helder Alicerces Bahu; Fortuna, Cláudio, 2022.

Online resource

How not to respond to drought: lessons from Angola

Blanes, Ruy Llera , 2022. http://theconversation.com/how-not-to-respond-to-drought-lessons-from-angola-188015 .

Journal article

Uncomfortable Knowledge: Toward a Pedagogy of Reflexivity

Singleton, Benedict; Gillette, Maris Boyd; Burman, Anders; Blanes, Ruy, Teaching Anthropology. 73 - 85. 2. 11. 2022. http://dx.doi.org/10.22582/ta.v11i2.654 . 10.22582/ta.v11i2.654 . Published

Magazine article

On the ‘Futility’ of Provocation and the Micro-Revolutions in Angola

Blanes, Ruy Llera , Anthropological Theory Commons. 2021. http://www.at-commons.com/2020/10/16/on-the-futility-of-provocation-and-the-micro-revolutions-in-angola/ .

Magazine article

Drought Terroirs in Southern Angola

Blanes, Ruy Llera ; Carolina Valente Cardoso; Helder Alicerces Bahu; Cláudio Fortuna, Blogal Studies. 20-02-2021. https://www.blogalstudies.com/post/drought-terroirs-in-southern-angola .

Magazine article

How to Govern Angola

Blanes, Ruy Llera ; Hitler Samussuku, Africa is a Country. 2020. https://africasacountry.com/2020/09/how-to-govern-angola .

Magazine article

Angola's Persistent Drought

Blanes, Ruy Llera ; Carolina Valente Cardoso; Helder Alicerces Bahu; Cláudio Fortuna, Africa is a Country. 2020. https://africasacountry.com/2020/10/angolas-persistent-drought .

Magazine article

Towards anthropological self-de-confinement #PostCoronaUniversity

Blanes, Ruy Llera , Allegra Laboratory. 2020. https://allegralaboratory.net/towards-anthropological-self-de-confinement-postcoronauniversity/ .

Book

Going to Pentecost. An Experimental Approach to Ethnographies of Pentecostalism

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera ; Eriksen, Annelin; MacCarthy, Michelle, Berghahn Books. Oxford, United Kingdom. 2019. Published

Edited book

Atlantic Perspectives. Places, Spirits, Heritage

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera , Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera ; Sarró, Ramon; Balkenhol, Markus. Berghahn Books. Oxford, United Kingdom. 2019. Published

Journal article

The good and the bad of the same: On the political value of historical repetition in Angola

Blanes, Ruy Llera, History and Anthropology. 212 - 225. 2. 30. 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02757206.2018.1547899 . 10.1080/02757206.2018.1547899 . Published

Book chapter

Scaffolding Heritage. Transient Architectures and Temporalizing Formations in Luanda

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera , Sense and Essence. Heritage and the Cultural Production of the Real.. Meyer, Birgit; van de Port, Mattijs. Berghahn Books. Oxford, United Kingdom. 2019. Published

Journal article

Austerity en route, from Lisbon to Luanda

Blanes, Ruy Llera, Focaal. 37 - 50. 83. 2019. 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/fcl.2019.830104 . 10.3167/fcl.2019.830104 . Published

Book chapter

Places of No History in Angola

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera , Atlantic Perspectives. Places, Spirits, Heritage. Blanes, Ruy; Sarró, Ramon; Balkenhol, Markus. Berghahn Books. Oxford, United Kingdom. 2019. Published

Book chapter

Austerity in Portugal. The Middle-Classification of the Public Space, Migration and the Silences of History

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera ; Mapril, José, The Global Life of Austerity. Berghahn Books. Oxford, United Kingdom. 2018. Published

Edited book

Pentecostalism and Witchcraft. Spiritual Warfare in Melanesia and Africa

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera , Rio, Knut; Blanes, Ruy; MacCarthy, Michelle. Palgrave Macmillan. New York, United States. 2018. Published

Edited book

Utopian Encounters. Anthropologies of Empirical Utopias

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera , Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera ; Maskens, Maïté. Peter Lang. Oxford, United Kingdom. 2018. Published

Book chapter

The Ndoki Index. Sorcery, Economy and Invisible Operations in the Angolan Urban Sphere

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera , Pentecostalism and Witchcraft. Spiritual Warfare in Melanesia and Africa. Palgrave Macmillan. New York, United States. 2017. Published

Book chapter

Past Utopias: Religious and Political Temporalities in Contemporary Angola

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera , Utopian Encounters. Anthropologies of Empirical Utopias. Peter Lang. Oxford, United Kingdom. 2017. Published

Journal article

A Febre do Arquivo. O Efeito Benjamin e as Revoluções Angolanas

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera , Práticas da História . 71 - 92. 3. 2017. Published

Edited book

Being Godless: Ethnographies of Atheism and Non-Religion

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera , Blanes, Ruy; Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic. Berghahn Books. Oxford, United Kingdom. 2017. Published

Edited book

Secularisms in a Postsecular Age? Secularities and Subjectivities in Comparative Perspective

José Mapril; Ruy Blanes; Emerson Giumbelli; Erin K. Wilson, Blanes, Ruy; Mapril, José; Wilson, Erin K.; Giumbelli, Emerson. Palgrave Macmillan. New York, United States. 2017. 10.1007/978-3-319-43726-2 . Published

Book chapter

Mutuality, resistance and egalitarianism in a late colonial Bakongo Christian movement

Blanes, Ruy Llera, Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume 1. Stockholm University Press. Stockholm, Sweden. 2017. Published

Book chapter

Politics of Sovereignty: Evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity and Politics in Angola

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera , The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism. Coleman, Simon; Hackett, Rosalind. NYU Press. New York, United States. 2015. Published

Book chapter

Assessing State and Religious Institutions: A Comment from the Case of Angola

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera , Nations Under God. The Geopolitics of Faith in the Twenty-First Century. Herrington, Luke; McKay, Alasdair; Haynes, Jeffrey. e-International Relations Publishing. Bristol, United Kingdom. 2015. Published

Book

The Social Life of Spirits

Ruy Blanes; Diana Espírito Santo; Ian Lowrie, University of Chicago Press. Chicago, United States. 2013. Published

Book chapter

The Personification of a Prophet. Leadership, Charisma and the Globalization of the Angolan Tokoist Church

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera, Chrétiens Africains en Europe. Karthala. Paris, France. 2010. Published

Book chapter

Profetas e Missionários: Reflexões sobre as Igrejas Angolanas em Lisboa

Sarró, Ramon; Blanes, Ruy Llera; Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera; Ramon Sarró, Religião em Movimento. Imigrantes e Diversidade Religiosa em Portugal e Itália. Estratégias Criativas. Porto, Portugal. 2010. Published

Journal article

Prophetic Diasporas: Moving Religion across the Lusophone Atlantic

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera; Ramon Sarró; Ruy Llera Blanes, African Diaspora. 52 - 72. 1. 2. 2009. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/brill/afdi/2009/00000002/00000001/art00003 . 10.1163/187254609X430786 . Published

Journal article

O Messias Entretanto Já Chegou. Relendo Balandier e o Profetismo Africano na Pós-Colónia

Ruy Llera Blanes; Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera, CAMPOS - Revista de Antropologia Social. 9 - 23. 2. 10. 2009. https://doi.org/10.5380%2Fcam.v10i2.17937 . 10.5380/cam.v10i2.17937 . Published

Preface / Postscript

Para assentar de vez com a globalização

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera; Renato do Carmo; Daniel Melo, Tinta da China. Lisboa, Portugal. 2008. Published

Book chapter

Um Cemitério chamado Europa: cristianismo, consciência global e identidades migratórias

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera, A Globalização no Divã. Tinta da China. Lisboa, Portugal. 2008. Published

Book chapter

O Atlântico Cristão: apontamentos etnográficos sobre encontros religiosos em Lisboa

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera; Ramon Sarró, Itinerários. A Investigação nos 25 Anos do ICS. Imprensa de Ciências Sociais. Lisboa, Portugal. 2008. Published

Book

Os Aleluias. Ciganos Evangélicos e Música

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera, Imprensa de Ciências Sociais. Lisboa, Portugal. 2008. Published

Journal article

Satan, Agent Musical. Le Diable et le pouvoir ambivalent de la musique parmi les tsiganes évangéliques de la Péninsule Ibérique

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera, Terrain. 82 - 99. 50. 2008. http://terrain.revues.org/index9003.html . Published

Journal article

Why Africans do what they do. Arguments, discussions and religious transmission in Angolan Pentecostal churches in Lisbon

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera, Quaderns de l'Institut Català d'Antropologia. 123 - 137. 23. 2007. http://www.raco.cat/index.php/QuadernsICA/issue/view/10986/showToc . Published

Book chapter

Em Nome da Interdenominacionalidade – ligações transnacionais e “novas” práticas musicais entre os ciganos evangélicos portugueses

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera, Sonoridades Luso-Afro-Brasileiras. Imprensa de Ciências Sociais. Lisboa, Portugal. 2004. Published

Journal article

Nascer no Culto. Modalidades de Acesso ao Movimento Evangélico Cigano em Portugal

Blanes, Ruy Jesus Llera, Religião e Sociedade. 107 - 131. 1. 23. 2003. Published