Looking at my publications, you might presume my research interests are self-evident. Still, others may be left scratching their heads. Allow me a moment to elaborate on my interests.
My research follows on my academic training in religious and theological studies. Within this framework, my broad interest is on the nature of religious movements—the historical, cultural, and sociological impetuses underlying the beliefs and practices of peoples in their quest for the divine. Under this umbrella, for a number of years my focus has been on global Pentecostal and charismatic movements, specifically Italian Pentecostalism and Oneness (“Jesus Only”) groups. Building from this background, my research has evolved to encompass the intersection between ethnicity and religion, particularly the overlapping spheres of culture, family, and faith tradition.