Peer Reviewed Articles
"'It's Being, Not Doing': Hospitality and Hostility between Local Faith Actors and International Humanitarian Organizations in Refugee Response." 2018. Migration and Society: Advances in Research, Volume 1, Issue 1.
“Faith can come in, but not religion.” Secularity and its effects on the disaster response to Typhoon Haiyan.” 2017. Disasters, Volume 42, Issue 3.
“Secular Humanitarians and the Postsecular: Reflections from the Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response.” 2018. Journal of Contemporary Religion, Volume 33, Issue 2.
Manuscripts in Preparation and Review
Secular and Religious Dynamics in Humanitarian Response. Book manuscript in preparation and under contract with Routledge.
International Faith Actors meeting Local Faith Communities: Ideological Encounters and Cultural Proximity. Co-editor of edited volume with Dr. Kathryn Kraft, University of East London. Book manuscript in preparation and under contract with Routledge.
"Local Faith Communities and Responses to Displacement," book chapter submitted for review in the Handbook of Displacement, Palgrave.
“'As local as possible, as international as necessary': Investigating the place of religious and faith-based actors in the localization of the international humanitarian system." Book chapter accepted for the Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society.
"Examining “other relevant areas”: Southern-led faith-based responses for refugees." Journal article submitted for review with Heather Wurtz for Migration & Society, Volume 3.
Review of Cultures and Disasters: Understanding Cultural Framings in Disaster Risk Reduction, edited by Fred Kruger, Greg Bankoff, Terry Cannon, Benedikt Orlowski, and E. Lisa F. Schipper. 13 July 2016. Journal of International Humanitarian Action.
Between Humanitarianism and Evangelism in Faith-Based Organisations: A Case from the African Migration Route. By May Ngo. 23 August 2019. Journal of Refugee Studies.
Research reports and policy briefs
A Guide to Action on Mobilizing Faith Communities to Welcome Migrants and Refugees. 20 June 2019. Religions for Peace, with Susanna Trotta, Atallah Fitzgibbon, Ganoune Diop, Maya Casagrande.
Faith Actors and the Implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, with Susanna Trotta. December 2018.
Scoping Study on Local Faith Actors in Protracted Urban Displacement, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, with Joey Ager. October 2016.
“The influence of religion on disaster risk reduction and resilience: a case study of Typhoon Haiyan-affected areas in the Philippines,” with Aaron Clark-Ginsberg. May 2017. The Youth Science-Policy Interface Publication-DRR Edition. UN Major Group for Children and Youth.
Student Guidelines for Ethical Fieldwork Overseas, with Brynne Gilmore and Bianca Van Bavel. November 2016. Irish Forum for Global Health and Development Studies Association of Ireland, November.
Gender, Religion and Humanitarian Responses to Refugees, Elena Fiddian- Qasmiyeh (ed.) with Sharifa Abdulaziz, Omayma El Ella, Elisabet Le Roux, Marie-Claude Poirier, Jose Riera-Cezanne, Helen Stawski, and Erin K. Wilson. September 2016. Migration Research Unit Policy Briefings. London: University College London, September.
Investing in humanity means supporting local faith communities’ work in reducing the impact of crises, with Alastair Ager, Anne Street, Sadia Kidwai and Janice Proud. May 2016. Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities.
Engaging local faith communities for sustainable capacity for prevention and response, with Alastair Ager, Tim Ingram, David Boan and Nobuyuki Asai. May 2016. Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities.
Annotated Bibliography: The Evidence Base: Faith, Religion and Humanitarian Action. April 2016. Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities.
Faith and Resilience after Disaster: The Case of Typhoon Haiyan. November 2015. Dublin: Misean Cara.
Invited blog posts
"When Local Faith Actors meet Localisation." 7 Feb 2018. Refugee Hosts blog.
“Reflection and Connection: Religious Celebration in Times of Crisis.” 18 April 2017. Refugee Hosts blog.
“All by Myself: what I have learned from doing fieldwork on my own.” 28 July 2016. Women Are Boring blog.
“Religion and Disaster Risk Reduction: A Review of the World Disasters Report 2014.” 3 November 2014. The Religion Factor blog (University of Groningen).
“Is there a secular humanitarian faith?” 24 September 2014. The Religion Factor blog (University of Groningen).
Olivia presenting at the Annual JLI Board Meeting, October 2018
Front page of "Faith and Resilience after Disaster: The Case of Typhoon Haiyan"
Front page of "Engaging local faith communities for sustainable capacity prevention and response"
Front page of "Faith Actors and the Implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees"