Sophie Bremner

Sophie Bremner


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I am a Social Anthropologist with particular interest in the anthropology of Christianity. My PhD research, which was funded by the ESRC, was focused on Pentecostal Christians in Kampala, Uganda and the processes through which believers, in particular poor adherents, appropriate and make sense of doctrine and religious practice, and especially as these relate to ideas of wealth, fortune and misfortune. 

The dissertation of my Masters degree (MRes), which was also funded by the ESRC and DEV, focused on the changing experiences of female converts to Pentecostalism in Buddhist Thailand, looking in particular at concepts of romantic and sexual relations with men.

More recently, I have worked as a Research Fellow as part of an interdisciplinary team at the University of Birmingham, exploring how members of Christian megachurches in London think about and conceptualise their community social engagement activities. My contribution to this project focused on megachurches led by Pastors from the Nigerian diaspora.

I currently work in the School of International Development at UEA as an Associate Tutor, helping teach on modules on social anthropology, gender and qualitative research methods and analysis.