Pamala Wiepking, Ph.D.

%e5%b1%8f%e5%b9%95%e5%bf%ab%e7%85%a7-2016-09-08-%e4%b8%8b%e5%8d%881-26-31Dr. Pamala Wiepking (Schiedam, 1978) is the Visiting Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy and Visiting Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is the 2016 AFP Emerging Scholar Award recipient for her contribution to philanthropy and fundraising research. With Femida Handy she co-edited the new standard reference work on global philanthropy, the Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy, which won ARNOVA’s 2016 Virginia Hodgkinson Research Book Prize. For this endeavor, they created a network of philanthropy scholars from 26 countries.

Dr. Wiepking is also one of the founding members of the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) and lectures at the Erasmus University on the topic of methodology of research and philanthropy. She is also a board member of the Dutch Fundraising Institute (IF). Through her research she aims to make philanthropy more meaningful for all actors involved.

Dr. Wiepking’s research focuses on cross-national and interdisciplinary explanations of philanthropy. Together with other researchers she has published on philanthropic behavior in –among others– Social Forces, European Sociological Review, Social Science Research, Voluntas and the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. She is a member of the editorial board for the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing.





Current position     

Assistant Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Previous positions    

Assistant Professor (2010-2012), Sociology Department, Erasmus University;

Assistant Professor (2008-2010), Department of Philanthropy, VU University Amsterdam

Ph.D. candidate (2004-2008), VU University Amsterdam.


‘For the Love of Mankind: A Sociological Study on Charitable Giving’ (2008; supervisors: Prof. Dr. Th.N.M. Schuyt, Prof. Dr. I. Maas)


Sociology (2002), Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

Research productivity         

3 edited books, 29 international scientific publications; 15 scientific publications in Dutch.


Google Scholar: 1,504; H-Index 17; I-10 index 22 (based on 64 publications with citation data).