Naomi Haynes

Naomi Haynes is a Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.  She earned her PhD in anthropology at the University of California, San Diego.  Her dissertation, Ambitious Obligations: Pentecostalism, Social Life, and Political Economy on the Zambian Copperbelt, examines the relationship between Pentecostal Christian adherence and sociality in contemporary urban Africa.  Her research interests include the Anthropology of Christianity, political economy, the prosperity gospel, exchange, hierarchy, and value.  Her publications include, “The Anthropology of Christianity,” (article co-authored with Jon Bialecki and Joel Robbins), “Pentecostalism and the Morality of Money: Prosperity, Inequality, and Religious Sociality on the Zambian Copperbelt,” and “Social Seeds: On the Potential and Problems of Pentecostal Exchange” (in press).  Haynes is currently revising her dissertation for publication as an ethnographic monograph.  In the future, she plans to conduct comparative research on Pentecostalism in Latin America.

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University of Edinburgh
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