Britt E. Halvorson
University of Michigan, M.A., Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise
- African Christianities
- Medical humanitarianism
- Waste economies
- Material culture studies
- Ethics and politics of care
- Whiteness and the Midwest U.S.
Courses Currently Teaching
|AY112 A||Cultural Anthropology|
|AY252 A||Language, Culture, Discourse|
|AY253 A||Cultural Perspectives on Global Economies|
|AY316 A||Religion and Social Change in Contemporary Africa|
Halvorson, B. 2020. “Reassessing Charitable Affect: Volunteerism, Affect and Ethical Practice in a Medical Aid Agency.” Anthropological Quarterly 93(2): 151-175.
Halvorson, B. 2019. “What Is the Midwest Thinking? U.S. Regionalism and Nationalism.” Co-Authored with Josh Reno. Cultural Anthropology , Fieldsights Section, March 2019.
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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