NGOgraphies: Ethnographic Reflections on NGOs book series
David Lewis and Mark Schuller
Sonia E. Alvarez (U Mass Amherst), Michael Barnett (The George Washington University), Erica Bornstein (U Wisconsin Milwaukee), Inderpal Grewal (Yale University), Lamia Karim (University of Oregon), Anke Schwittay (University of Sussex), Aradhana Sharma (Wesleyan University), and Thomas Yarrow (Durham University)
NGOs are ripe subjects for a renewed anthropological inquiry that can advance the conversation between scholars and practitioners beyond the “evaluative” approach that has characterized much of the social science work to date. NGOgraphies books present ethnographic field research, a global/comparative frame of study, and a holistic view that connects NGOs with other aspects of sociocultural realities. The series offers state-of-the-art topical and reflective monographs and edited collections by both established and emerging scholars.
David Lewis is Professor of Social Policy and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. An anthropologist by training, he has undertaken fieldwork in Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Nepal and has longstanding research interest in the non-governmental sector. He is author of Bangladesh: Politics, Economy and Civil Society (2011) and Non-Governmental Organizations, Management and Development (2014), co-author of Anthropology and Development: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century (2015), and co-editor of Development Brokers and Translators: The Ethnography of Aid and Agencies (2006). Lewis has also advised development NGOs such as Oxfam, Save the Children, BRAC and UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Mark Schuller is Associate Professor of Anthropology and NGO Leadership and Development at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the Faculté d’Ethnologie, l’Université d’État d’Haïti. Schuller is the 2015 recipient of the American Anthropological Association’s Margaret Mead Award. His research on NGOs, globalization, disasters, and gender in Haiti has been published in two dozen book chapters and peer-reviewed articles as well as public media, including a column in Huffington Post. He is the author of two monographs, including Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti (forthcoming), and coeditor of five volumes, including Tectonic Shifts: Haiti since the Earthquake (2012). He is co-director/co-producer of the documentary Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy (2009). Schuller is also coeditor of the book series Catastrophes in Context: A Series in Engaged Social Science on Disasters, board chair of the Lambi Fund of Haiti, and active in several solidarity efforts.
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