Rafael Cazarin D. in Sociology from the University of the Basque Country (Spain), with training in ethnographic research and interdisciplinary qualitative research techniques. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Oxford and the University of Birmingham. He has participated in research with international cooperation and civil society organizations in Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, Togo and Congo (rdc). In recognition of his work, Rafael was awarded the Ivan Varga Prize for the New Generation of Sociologists at the 2018 World Congress of the International Sociological Association. Currently, Rafael is a contract researcher for the Juan de la Cierva program of the Spanish Ministry of Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research seeks to intersectionally analyze religious actors as catalysts of social and political mobilizations, particularly in contexts where secular and religious beliefs intersect or oppose each other.