Lennin Caro

Instructor

PROFILE:

Lennin Caro is a cultural anthropologist that specializes in Christianity, neoliberalism, and subjectivity. His research experience includes ethnographic investigations on evangelical practices within college campuses and volunteer tourism/short-term mission narratives. He is currently researching how the circulation of affect between volunteers and Malawian orphans contribute to subject-making.

EDUCATION:

  • MA, Anthropology, UNC Charlotte
  • BA, Anthropology, UNC Charlotte

COURSES:

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • The Self in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Liberal Studies)
  • Economic Anthropology

RESEARCH TOPICS/AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Evangelical Christianity
  • Neoliberalism
  • Volunteer Tourism
  • Subjectivity/Selfhood

PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

Freidus, Andrea and Lennin Caro. Malawi, Orphans, and the Search for Authenticity in Protestant Short-Term MissionsHuman Organization. 2018.

MA THESIS:

Caro, Lennin. Missional Subjectivity: Neoliberal Human Capital and Christian Campus Ministries. 2017. Available on ProQuest. (Master’s Thesis)

PRESENTATIONS:

“Sin and Hope: Christian Evangelical Perceptions of the University.” Presented 9/6/2018 at “Religion and Secularism on Campus: Examing how Universities Experience and Negotiate Diverse Beliefs”: SOAS, University of London.  

“Orphanage Tourism, Protestant Students and the Affect Economy.” Presented with Dr. Andrea Freidus 2/22/18 at the “16th Annual Africana Studies Symposium.” UNC Charlotte.