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.