Jayeel Serrano Cornelio is the Director of the Development Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen. He is a recipient of various research grants including a UK ESRC Urgency Grant on disaster response and a research grant from Tearfund UK on disaster preparedness. He is also a co-investigator on Vote of the Poor 2016, a major study funded by the Institute of Philippine Culture. He edited with Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce the special issue of Asian Journal of Social Science on religious philanthropy in Asia. He is the lead editor of a new project, the Routledge Handbook on Religion in Global Society (with Linda Woodhead, Francois Gauthier, and Tuomas Martikainen).