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Dena Freeman

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Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science

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Anthropologist who has worked on religion and development, particularly regarding Pentecostal and Evangelical Christians.


Representative publications:

  • Freeman, Dena. (2020). Mission, Development and ‘Reverse Mission’ in Europe-Africa Religious Relations. In Africa-Europe Relationship: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective, edited by Raffaele Marchetti. London: Routledge.
  • Freeman, Dena. (2020). Mobilising Evangelicals for Development Advocacy: Politics and Theology in the Micah Challenge Campaign for the Millennium Development Goals. In Faith Based Organizations in Development Discourses and Practices, edited by Andreas Heuser and Jens Koehrsen. London: Routledge.
  • Freeman, Dena. (2019). Tearfund and the Quest for Faith-Based Development. London: Routledge.
  • Freeman, Dena. (2018). From ‘Christians doing Development’ to ‘Doing Christian Development’:  The Changing Role of Religion in the International Work of Tearfund. Development in Practice, 28, 2: 280-291.
  • Freeman, Dena. (2015). Pentecostalism and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Tomalin, Emma. (Ed). The Routledge Handbook of Religions and Global Development. London: Routledge.
  • Freeman, Dena. (Ed). (2012). Pentecostalism and Development: Churches, NGOs and Social Change in Africa. London: Palgrave Macmillan.