Cláudio Carvalhaes, a native Brazilian, completed his Ph.D. in Liturgy and Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2007. He earned his first Master of Philosophy degree in Theology, Philosophy, and History at the Methodist University of Sao Paulo in 1997 and a Master of Divinity degree from the Independent Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in 1992.
Previously, Dr. Carvalhaes taught at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia as an associate professor of Liturgy and Worship and at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Carvalhaes is an ordained teaching elder within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Carvalhaes is the author of four books, including three books in Portuguese as well as "Eucharist and Globalization: Redrawing the Borders of Eucharistic Hospitality" (2013). He has authored chapters in 15 edited volumes along with 33 articles. He has given presentations and delivered sermons at over 30 conferences as well as academic societies.
A member of the American Academy of Religion and the North American Academy of Liturgy, Dr. Carvalhaes serves on the editorial or advisory board of academic journals, including Cross-Currents as well as Postcolonial Studies. Besides the United States, he has lectured in Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Canada, Germany, and Mozambique.