Cláudio Carvalhaes, theologian, liturgist, preacher and artist, a native Brazilian, is Associate Professor of Worship at Union Theological Seminary in New York City since 2007. He taught at McCormick Theological Seminary, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. A much sought after speaker, writer, performer, and consultant, Carvalhaes has published widely and has given academic presentations, performances and delivered sermons at over 40 conferences and academic societies around the world. He published Eucharist and Globalization: Redrawing the Borders of Eucharistic Hospitality (Wipf&Stock, 2013), and the forthcoming What Does Worship Have to do With it? Interpreting Life, Church and the World Liturgically (Cascade Books, 2018). He is the editor of Liturgy in Postcolonial Perspectives – Only One is Holy, (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Forms of Speech, Religion and Social Resistance, CrossCurrents, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Summer 2016). Carvalhaes is an ordained pastor within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).