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Christopher Einolf

Dr. Einolf received his bachelor’s degree in religion from Davidson College in 1991, a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1994. He worked in the field of refugee resettlement and asylum law from 1994 to 2003, and received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Virginia in 2006.

Dr. Einolf’s primary research focus is altruism, volunteering and charitable giving. His dissertation, “Pathways to Altruism: A Gender and Life Course Perspective,” won the ARNOVA Gabriel Rudney dissertation award in 2007. His articles have been published in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Social Science Research, Sociology of Religion, and Journal of Marriage and Family. His current work focuses on how gender, marriage, and children affect participation in giving and volunteering.

Dr. Einolf’s second line of research lies with issues of human rights. He is the author of The Mercy Factory: Refugees and the American Asylum System, and is completing work on a historical study of the use of torture by American soldiers in the Phillippine War of 1899-1902.  He has also written an award-winning historical biography, George Thomas: Virginian for the Union.

Dr. Einolf is the chair of the Nonprofit Management Degree program. He teaches Resource Development, Ethical Leadership, Analyzing Nonprofits, Integrated Seminar, and the methods courses (MPS 586 through MPS 589).

Torture Research (Web bibliography for research on the causes and prevention of torture.)

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