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.
He is the recipient of the 2023 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Part-Time Instructor.
- MA, Anthropology, UNC Charlotte
- BA, Anthropology, UNC Charlotte
- Introduction to Anthropology
- The Self in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Liberal Studies)
- Economic Anthropology
RESEARCH TOPICS/AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- Evangelical Christianity
- Volunteer Tourism
Freidus, Andrea and Lennin Caro. Malawi, Orphans, and the Search for Authenticity in Protestant Short-Term Missions. Human Organization. 2018.
Caro, Lennin. Missional Subjectivity: Neoliberal Human Capital and Christian Campus Ministries. 2017. Available on ProQuest. (Master’s Thesis)
“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.