Erica Bornstein

Erica Bornstein is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Her research critically analyzes non-profits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and groups working in the voluntary sector. She has written several books on humanitarianism, philanthropy and economic development, includingThe Spirit of Development: Protestant NGOs, Morality, and Economics in Zimbabwe (Routledge 2003; Stanford University Press 2005), and Humanitarianism in New Delhi (Stanford University Press 2012).



Contributions by Erica Bornstein


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, ...