Philip Fountain


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Phone: 04 4635491
Email: [email protected]
Senior Lecturer, Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington

Philip Fountain is a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. A cultural anthropologist, he specialises in the study of religion. His research examines the ways in which religion intersects and is entangled with potent and contested modern political issues and formations. He has published extensively on the relationships between religion and international aid and development, including disaster relief and humanitarianism, community development, NGOs, human rights, peacebuilding, missionaries, advocacy, and fundraising. He has particular experience in Southeast Asia, though he is also interested in broader regional dynamics.

External websites: 
www.victoria.ac.nz/sacs/about/staff/philip-fountain