RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY RELIGION AN INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society, University of Kent, 25 February -1 March

For the 2019 AAR Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

World Religion Day, Brill


Call for Papers: The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion

International Conference of ISSCO X Chinese Overseas and China: Through A Global Lens, submission deadline: 15 March 2-19

Final conference ‘Making Islam Work in the Netherlands’, 24th of January 2019, VU, Amsterdam

Call for papers for a special edition: Fashion/Religion Interfaces, Submission deadline: 1 April 2019

Artificial Intelligence and International Relations - April 12, 2019 Shanghai University

17th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) ‘Religion - continuations and disruptions’, 25-29 June 2019 in Tartu, Estonia. Sessions List and Submissions here.

CfP Conference “Strictly observant religion, gender, and the state” to be held in Cambridge on March 25-26, 2019

11th Annual International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference (IRTP) 26-29 June 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia

International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) will take place in Barcelona, 9-12 July, 2019,  on “The Politics of Religion and Spirituality”.

IAHR 2020 Congress is now online

CfP Christian Philo-Semitism and Christian Zionism

Religion and Gender call for papers: Gendering Jesus, by Jamie Pitts and Peter-Ben Smit

"Communicating Religion" Socrel annual conference 9-11 July 2019, Cardiff University

5th China and The Middle East and North Africa Conference, May 17 and 18, 2019 - Shanghai University

Approaching esotericism and mysticism: Cultural influences 5-7 June 2019 in Åbo/Turku, Finland

Academic Publications

The Gnostic World 1st Edition Edited by Garry W. Trompf, Gunner B. Mikkelsen, Jay Johnston

Carole M. Cusack, “Self-Murder, Sin and Crime: Religion and Suicide in the Middle Ages,” Journal of Religion and Violence, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2018, pp. 206-224. 

Carole M. Cusack, “Celebrating with the Church of the SubGenius: X-Day Rituals of Bad Taste, Burning ‘Bob’, and the End of the World (Not)”, in Frans Jespers, Karin van Niewkerk and Paul van der Velde (eds), Enjoying Religion: Pleasure and Fun in Established and New Religious Movements, Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, pp. 47-63.

Ezzy, D, (2018) “Minority religions, litigation, and the prevention of harm”, Journal of Contemporary Religion, 33(2), 277-289.

Singleton, A., Halafoff, A. Bouma, G.D. & Rasmussen, M.L. (2018) ‘New research shows Australian teens have complex views on religion and spirituality,’ The Conversation. 17 September, 2018.

Halafoff, A. & Gobey, L. (2018) ‘”Whatever”? Religion, Youth, and Identity in 21st Century Australia.’ In P. Beyer, S.Bulllivant & P. Gareau (eds.) Youth, Religion and Identity in a Globalizing Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 255-277.

McPhillips, K. (2018) `The Royal Commission investigates Child Sexual Abuse: Uncovering Cultures of Sexual Violence in the Catholic Church’ in Rape Culture, Gender Violence and Religion(eds) C. Blyth, E. Coglan & K.B. Edwards Palgrave MacMillan Press, pp.53-72.

McPhillips, K. (2018) `“Soul Murder”: Investigating Spiritual Trauma at the Royal Commission’ in Journal of Australian Studies, Vol 43, No 2, pp 231-242.

Milani, M. and Adrahtas, V. (2018), 'Modern talking : Sufi socio-political discourse', Journal of Religious and Political Practice, vol 4, no 2, pp 175 - 194.

Milani, M. and Cottle, D. (2018), 'Quest for justice : Islamism, social justice, and civility in Islamic history', Journal of Religious and Political Practice, vol 4, no 3 , pp 368 - 388.

Academic Positions

SCDTP Studentship - Religion at the workplace: experiences, beliefs and practices 
University of Southampton, Sociology Social Policy & Criminology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies 
University of Exeter, College of Social Sciences and International Studies (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies)

Lecturer – Humanities and Social Sciences (Teaching Focused) 
La Trobe University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS)

Research Associate in the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation " University of Münster, Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics"

SCDTP Studentship - Religion at the workplace: experiences, beliefs and practices 
University of Southampton, Sociology Social Policy & Criminology

Review of Books

Books for review available here