Catherine Scheer

Dr Scheer is a post-doctoral fellow in the Religion and Globalisation Cluster. She studied social anthropology at Paris X University and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Her previous work focused on Cambodia’s “indigenous minorities”, specifically the Bunong, and their interactions with Protestant development actors. In her doctoral thesis on the dynamics of Christianisation in a highland commune, she examined the links between local worldviews and ritual practices and missionary teachings that have changed over time, affecting the Bunong’s claimed identity and moral logic. She thereby attempts to contribute to the anthropology of Christianity in continental Southeast Asia.

Contributions by Catherine Scheer

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Muslim NGOs and civil society in Indonesia

While the service provision activities of some religious NGOs complement and enhance systems of low state capacity, in others they compete with state services and in still others service delivery by religious NGOs is associated...

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Beyond ‘Faith-Based Organizations’: Religion and NGOs in comparative perspective

In this interview, we talk with Erica Bornstein about her studies of religious giving and social activism in India and Africa, and what the results of her research contribute to our understanding of the complex configurations of ‘Faith-Based Organizations’ across diverse religious contexts.Since the turn of the twenty-first century, ...

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Muslims, NGOs, and the future of democratic space in Myanmar

The critical situation of the Rohingyas has cast a shadow over Myanmar’s process of democratization and drawn attention to some aggressively un-civil sectors of this Buddhist majority country’s Muslim minority population. In this interview with Melissa Crouch, ...

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Christian evangelical organisations in global anti-trafficking networks

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, there has been a remarkable surge of interest among both academics and policy makers in the effects that religion has on international aid and development. Within this broad field, the work of ‘religious NGOs’ or ‘Faith-Based Organisations’ (FBOs) has garnered considerable attention.

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