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Erica Bornstein

erica bornstein

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Bio: Erica Bornstein is Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include philanthropy, charity, humanitarianism, non-governmental organizations, political anthropology, and the anthropology of religion. Bornstein has recently completed an ethnographic monograph titled Disquieting Gifts: Humanitarianism in New Delhi (Stanford University Press, forthcoming), and is the co-editor of Forces of Compassion: Humanitarianism between Ethics and Politics (School for Advanced Research Press, 2011). Her first book, The Spirit of Development: Protestant NGOs, Morality, and Economics in Zimbabwe (Stanford University Press, 2005) focused on transnational Christian non-governmental organizations. She has published articles in American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnos, Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), and the Journal of Religion in Africa.

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