John S. Burdick

John S. Burdick is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University. He has conducted research in Brazil for the past thirty years on the influence of religion on movements for social and cultural change. His publications include The Color of Sound: Rcae, Religion and Music in Brazil (NYU Press, 2013), Blessed Anastácia: Women, Race, and Popular Christianity in Brazil (Routledge 1998), several other books, and dozens of peer-reviewed articles. Burdick’s current project focuses on efforts to create affordable housing for low-income people in Rio de Janeiro.