"A Church with Open Doors": Base Communities, Liberation Theology, and the Catholic Church in Urban Brazil

Daniel McDonald is a historian of modern Latin America with a focus on Brazil. His research examines the intersections of citizenship and inequality, Catholicism, and cities in the twentieth century. At present, he is a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of History and the Latin American Centre and a member of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. His current book project is provisionally titled Peripheral Citizenship: Urban Grassroots Movements and the Making of Modern Brazil and is currently under contract with the University of California Press. McDonald’s work has been published or is forthcoming in the American Historical Review, the Hispanic American Historical Review, The Americas, and the Journal of Urban History as well as public venues like the Washington Post and the Harvard Review of Latin America. Prior to coming to Oxford, McDonald held fellowships at Harvard University and the University of Rochester and received his PhD in Latin American history from Brown University.

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