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Prof. in Lesley Hustinx

"The increasing interest in the causes and consequences of volunteering can be related to the desire of influential actors, such as governmental agencies, corporations or large nonprofits, to benefit from the outcomes of volunteering and for this reason enhance volunteers’ recruitment."

(Shachar, I. Y., von Essen, J., & Hustinx, L. (2019). Opening Up the “Black Box” of “Volunteering”: On Hybridization and Purification in Volunteering Research and Promotion. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 1–21.) https://doi.org/10.1080/10841806.2019.1621660 [2019-06-16]

Lesley Hustinx is associate professor at the Department of Sociology at Ghent University, Belgium. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Leuven and was a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California. Her primary research fields include political sociology and third sector research; her research focuses on the consequences of late modern social change for citizenship and voluntary solidarity, with a primary interest in the phenomenon of volunteering.

Current research projects deal with social inequality in volunteering, third party involvement in volunteering, blood donation and blood procurement in Europe, and citizenship practices among refugees and migrants. Lesley Hustinx is an expert member of the High Council for Volunteers of the Federal Government in Belgium, serves on the editorial board of Voluntas, and is a former board member (2011-2018) of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR).