Ami V. Shah is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University. Her research considers the effects of development on the urban poor in Ahmedabad, India, and Ibadan, Nigeria. She also studies the interaction of popular culture and activism with global development and humanitarian aid, including celebrity humanitarianism. Ami holds a DPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford. Follow her on Twitter @seenfromafar.