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Rodrigo Toniol has a PhD in anthropology from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). He was a visiting scholar at the University of California—San Diego (UCSD) and also at the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (Ciesas), Mexico. Currently, he is professor of the graduate program in anthropology at the University of Campinas (Brazil). With the generous support of the Fapesp he is based this year at Utrecht University (Netherlands). His research focuses mainly on the intersections of religion, spirituality, science, and health. He is coeditor and author of Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions (Springer, 2017), and author of the books On the Nature Trail (2015) and From the Spirit of Health (2018).