Apr 2011 – Jun 2017
This PhD project is part of the larger PRIO project Private Islamic Charity and Approaches to Poverty Reduction.
Supervisors: Ingrid Nyborg, Noragric/NMBU, Kristian Berg Harpviken, PRIO
Institutions: PRIO and the Noragric PhD programme in Development Studies at NMBU.
The PhD project will investigate the relationship between religion and development through a study of discourses and practices of 'Islamic charity' and 'development'. The project focuses spesifically on gender as well as the transnational dimensions of these discourses and practices, studied in the context of Punjab, Pakistan and the 'Pakistani diaspora' in Oslo, Norway.
Kaja Borchgrevink has defended her thesis today, 9 June 2017 'With Faith in Development: Islamic Charity as Development in Practice?' at Department of International Environment and Development Studies Noragric, Faculty of Landscape and Society at NMBU Ås Campus.
Her trial lecture:
Is women's apparently increasing involvement in religious life, including piety movements and religio-political organisations, likely to contribute to egalitarian social change in southern Asia?
The lead story in this issue of the GPS Update is Kaja Borchgrevink's research on women engaging in Islamic charity seen as 'development agents'.
Book Chapter in Migration and Social Remittances in a Global Europe
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