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Joe Coyle, PhD candidate in Anthropology and HRI Fellow

Joe Coyle

Joe Coyle, PhD candidate in Anthropology, is a 2021–22 Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Graduate Student Fellow. Coyle’s dissertation project, Queer Pentecostal World-Making in an Uncertain Brazil, ethnographically analyzes the emergence of LGBTQ+-led Pentecostal churches and queer Pentecostal identity formation at a time of increasing moral conservativism in Brazil. 

"I think of anthropological method as the art of being in relation with others, and ethnographic description as the art of writing those relations. It’s a difficult art, stepping into other people’s lives and describing the relations you think you see."

Read more about Coyle's research and the HRI Fellowship in the GradLIFE blog.