Hello, my name is Gilson Rodrigues, I am a doctoral student in anthropology at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil. My doctoral advisor is Professor Russell Scott Parry, PhD, coordinator at the Center for Research FAGES - Family, Gender and Sexuality.
My research project is focused on the interface between conceptions of humanitarianism, State and Religion, and has as its starting point the work of a religious group from where two humanitarian agencies arise: SOS RELIGAR - Active in BRAZIL - and WAY TO THE NATIONS - active in Africa, especially in Nigeria and Senegal. I intend to spent at least six months in Nigeria in order to understand the action of this group, as well as the view of other actors/interlocutors to whom they interact with, that is to say the public served by them, public authorities, among others who may emerge during the field work.
In order to make this possible I need that a Nigerian professor / researcher agree to receive me during this period, considering that, it both enable the exchange of experiences as well as satisfies the requirements of the Brazilian research funding organization.
I would greatly appreciate your support and cooperation, whether to send me a letter of acceptance - as soon as my doctoral advisor contact - or point me to a professor/ researcher in your institution that can support me.
Estou entrando em contato com o Sr. pois desejo realizar doutorado sanduíche na Nigéria e gostaria que o Sr. fosse o meu orientador local. Sou babalorixá do Batuque (tipo de candomblé), no estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Sou formado em História e possuo mestrado em Teologia. Agora vou para o doutorado em Teologia. Gostaria de saber se o Sr. aceita participar dessa colaboração.