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Dr. Stephen W. Offutt

stephen_offuttAssistant Professor of Development Studies


  • Faith based International Development
  • Global Christianity
  •  Sociology of Religion


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Boston University, 2009
  • M.A., International Relations (SAIS-Johns Hopkins University), 2000
  • B.A., Political Science, Wheaton College, 1995

Dr. Stephen Offutt’s research interests include issues of global Christianity, global poverty, and international development. He has recently published a book, New Centers of Global Evangelicalism in Latin America and Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2015) that shows how and why the global evangelical movement is growing and changing. Offutt is currently conducting research in Latin America on the intersection of faith, global poverty, and international development. He is also involved in a book project on Christian approaches to advocacy for the poor.

In addition to his scholarly activities, Offutt has worked for more than five years in Christian development and missions organizations in Central America and Southern Africa. He continues to be involved in Christian development initiatives. He and his wife, Amy, have three daughters; Addy, Emily, and Gabriella.


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