Britt E. Halvorson

Faculty Fellow in Anthropology

Office: Diamond [ campus map ]
Box 8800

Phone: 207-859-5228
Fax: 207-859-4425
Mailing Address:
8800 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8888
Halvorson, Britt E.

Education

Albion College, B.A.

University of Michigan, M.A., Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise

  • African Christianities
  • Medical humanitarianism
  • Waste economies
  • Material culture studies
  • Ethics and politics of care

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
AY112 ACultural Anthropology
GS253 AGoods, Gifts, and Globalizing Consumers
GS316 AReligion and Social Change in Contemporary Africa
GS455 AIntervention: The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarianism

Publications


Halvorson, B. 2018. Conversionary Sites: Transforming Medical Aid and Global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota. University of Chicago Press.

Halvorson, B. 2017. "When God Is a Moral Accountant: Requests and Dilemmas of Accountability in U.S. Medical Relief in Madagascar." In The Request and the Gift in Religious and Humanitarian Endeavors. Fred Klaits, ed. Pp. 65-92. Palgrave Macmillan.

Halvorson, B. 2015. "The Value of Time and the Temporality of Value in Socialities of Waste." Discard Studies [Online Journal]. 21 September 2015.

Halvorson, B. 2012. "Woven Worlds: Material Things, Bureaucratization, and Dilemmas of Caregiving in Lutheran Humanitarianism." American Ethnologist 39, no. 1 (2012): 122-137.

Halvorson, B. 2012. "‘No Junk for Jesus’: Redemptive Economies and Value Conversions in Lutheran Medical Aid." In Economies of Recycling: The Global Transformation of Materials, Values and Social Relations. Catherine Alexander and Josh Reno, editors. Pp. 207-233. London: Zed Books.

Halvorson, B. 2010. "Translating the Fifohazana (Awakening): The Politics of Healing and the Colonial Mission Legacy in African Christian Missionization." Journal of Religion in Africa 40, no. 4 (2010): 413-441.

 


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