Olivia J Wilkinson
I am a sociologist of humanitarianism and religion. My main research interests focus on social and cultural capital in disaster response and the influence of secular and religious values in shaping humanitarian action. I work at the intersection of sociology of religion and international humanitarian/development studies.
I am currently Director of Research for the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities. I have a PhD and Master's in humanitarian action from Trinity College Dublin and Université catholique de Louvain respectively. My BA in Theology and Religious Studies is from the University of Cambridge. I have most recently been investigating the position of local faith actors in the localization of humanitarian and refugee response.