I am PhD candidate in history at KU Leuven. My research interests broadly include print culture in relation to twentieth-century religion/Christianity/Jesuits in South Asia. My current project explores the self-fashioning of Adivasi Jesuits (indigenous Jesuits) through the missionary periodical press.


Journal articles (peer-reviewed)
D’Souza, R. (2022). The Lived Contestations of Adivasi Catholic Identity-Making. Ecclesial Practices, 9 (1), 101-116. doi: 10.1163/22144471-bja10039.

Journal Articles (not peer-reviewed)
D’Souza, Rinald. “Vasco Do Rego, SJ: Bharotiy Kristi Dhormik Sahityacho Natu.” SÔD: Konkani Research Bulletin, no. 8 (2005): 57–65.
D’Souza, Rinald. “Gõycho Ramponkar: Nustem Ani Jivit.” SÔD: Konkani Research Bulletin, no. 9 (2005): 103–33.

Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)
Athreya, Aditi, Rinald D’Souza, and Idesbald Goddeeris. “The Postcolonial Expansion of a Mission: Jesuit Education in Ranchi after 1950.” In Missionary Education: Historical Approaches and Global Perspectives, edited by Kim Christiaens, Idesbald Goddeeris, and Pieter Verstraete, 80–117. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2021. doi: 10.2307/j.ctvt9k296.6.

D’Souza, Rinald. Basilica of Bom Jesus. Panjim: Goa Jesuits, 2009.
Rodrigues, Savio, Rinald D’Souza (contr.), and Shannon Pereira (contr.). Jesuit Heritage in Goa. Panjim: Goa Jesuits, 2009.

Edited Books
D’Souza, Rinald, and Anthony da Silva, eds. The Jesuits, Goa and the Arts. Porvorim: Xavier Centre of Historical Research, 2023.
Abreu, Savio, Anthony da Silva, and Rinald D’Souza, eds. Public History of Goa: Evolving Politics, Culture and Identity. Margao: CinnamonTeal Publishing, 2019.

Blog Posts



    Indian Christianities: multiple pasts, changing perspectives

    Christianity, the Arts and the making of its Indian Aesthetics: between tradition and innovation

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