Becky Hsu is assistant professor of sociology at Georgetown University. Her research interests include China, religion, organizations, global aid and development. She has conducted ethnographic research on NGOs in rural China. She has published articles on microfinance, how to estimate the number of Muslims worldwide, international religion data methodology, religion and economic development, and faith-based organizations in the British Journal of Sociology, Journal of Development Studies, Social Science Quarterly, the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the International Scope Review. She received a B.A. in Sociology with 'cum laude' and distinction in the major from Yale University, M.A. with distinction and PhD from the sociology department at Princeton University.