Chika Watanabe is a lecturer in social anthropology at the University of Manchester. Her research and teaching interests revolve around issues of development, humanitarianism, NGOs, religion and secularity, ethics and morality, and disasters. She has published and forthcoming essays in journals such as Cultural AnthropologyAmerican Anthropologist, and American Ethnologist. She is currently working on a book on one of the oldest NGOs in Japan and its projects in Myanmar, forthcoming from the University of Hawai’i Press.