Post author: Olivia Wilkinson

Olivia Wilkinson is Director of Research for the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI). She directs JLI’s research work, collaborating with partners including UN agencies such as UNICEF and UNHCR, governments, and non-governmental organisations including Islamic Relief and World Vision. Olivia is a sociologist, working at the intersection of sociology of religion and humanitarian/development studies. She has a PhD and masters that both focused on international humanitarian response. Recent publications include Secular and Religious Dynamics in Humanitarian Response (2020, Routledge) and International Development and Local Faith Actors: Ideological and Cultural Encounters (2020, Routledge,
co-edited with Kathryn Kraft)