We have received an excellent set of session proposals, reflecting a diverse range of theoretical, political, ethical, epistemological, and practical issues within NGO studies, from a range of scholarly fields and practitioners and from across North America and Europe.
We want to engage each other in identifying questions we've been asking, theories and rubrics we've been using, and methodological challenges we are facing; we then hope to explore what new strategies, bodies of research, and lines of inquiry will advance our work. We encourage panel organizers to consider alternative presentations from a set of individual papers and to favor a seminar, roundtable, or hybrid format. We also hope that sessions can generate some ‘takeaway’ output for conference participants unable to attend the panel. Presenters are invited to submit their papers, presentations, course syllabi, and readings lists. Please continue to check back as materials are uploaded. This additional multi-media will remain available after the conference.
Below is a list of sessions being organized for the Future of NGO Studies Conference. Click on the title of the session for a PDF description.
Organizer: Greg Beckett
Session: Nongovernmental Politics
Organizers: Victoria Bernal and Inderpal Grewal
Session: NGOs and Feminism in Theory and Practice
Organizers: Veronica Davidov and Ingrid L. Nelson
Session: It’s About Time: Temporality as a Lens for NGO Studies
Organizer: Scott Freeman
Session: Beyond Neoliberalisms: NGOs and Anthropological Theory
Organizer: Peter Bille Larsen
Session: The Anthropology of Conservation NGOs
Organizer: Katherine Lemons
Session: The Ethics and Politics of NGO-Dependent Anthropology
Organizers: Erin Moore
Session: Re-contextualizing the NGO as Fieldsite: Questions from the Field
Organizer: Laurie Occhipinti
Session: Faith Based Organizations
Organizer: Rebecca Warne Peters
Session: NGOs in the World System: Product or Provocation?
Organizer: Steven Sampson and Heather Hindman
Session: Elite NGOs, NGO Elites, and NGO Labor
Organizer: Marco Tavanti
Session: The Ethical Culture of NGOs
Organizers: Matthew Thomann and Joowon Park
Session: Moral Economies of Suffering and Humanitarian Compassion
Organizers: Rachel Wright
Session: Laboring in Nonprofits and NGOs
As the conference approaches, we encourage participants to contribute bibliographies, syllabi, and article links so that we can build our website for the AAA Interest Group on NGO and Nonprofit studies.