The AASR is a leading body in the study of religion whose members publish across a range of approaches to the field.


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, “Gnostic Fiction,” in Garry W. Trompf and Jay Johnston (eds), The Gnostic World, London and New York, Routledge, 2018, pp. 671-678.

Carole M. Cusack, “Prehistoric Monuments in Britain as Numinous Sites of Spiritual Tourism: The Rollright Stones”, Fieldwork in Religion, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2018, pp. 61-80.

Jason Prior, Carole Cusack and Anthony Capon, “The role of pliability and transversality within trans/disciplinarity: Opening university research and learning to planetary health,” in Dena Fam, Linda Neuhauser and Paul Gibbs (eds), Transdisciplinary Theory, Practice and Education: The Art of Collaborative Research and Collective Learning, New York: Springer, 2018, 57-72.

Carole M. Cusack, “The Glastonbury Thorn in Christian Traditions and Popular Culture,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2018, pp. 307-326. 

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. 

Carole M. Cusack, “Mock Religions,” in Henri Gooren (ed.), Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions, Springer, 2018. At:

Carole M. Cusack, “The Cult of St Triduana in Scotland,” Sydney Society for Scottish History Journal, Vol. 17, 2018, pp. 31-45.

Fielder B, Ezzy D, (2018) 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christians: Queer Christians, Authentic Selves', Bloomsbury Academic, United Kingdom.

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

Campbell JA, Ezzy D, Neil A, Hensher M, Venn A, et al., (2018) 'A qualitative investigation of the health economic impacts of bariatric surgery for obesity and implications for improved practice in health economics', Health Economics, 27, (8) pp. 1300-1318.

Halafoff. A. & Clarke, M. (2018) ‘Sacred Places, Religion and Sustainable Development,’ Religions, 9, 299: 1-12

Halafoff, A., Garrod, J. & Gobey, L. (2018) ‘Women and Ultramodern Buddhism in Australia,’ Religions, 9, 47: 1-16.

Halafoff, A. (2018) ‘Interfaith Youth in Australia: A Critical Reflection on Religious Diversity, Literacy and Identity.’ In L. Kuhle, J. Borup, & W. Hoverd (eds) A Critical Analysis of Religious Diversity. Leiden: Brill, pp.230-251.

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.

Bouma, G.D. & Halafoff, A. (2018) ‘Initiatives pour contrer l’anticosmopolitisme dans le contexte australien.’ Dans S. Lefebvre & G. St-Laurent (dir.) Dix ans plus tard : La commission Bouchard-Taylor, succès ou échec?, Montréal : QuébecAmérique, pp. 235-247.

Rasmussen, M.L., Singleton, A., Halafoff, A. & Bouma, G.D. (2018) ‘There’s no argument or support for allowing schools to discriminate against LGBTIQ teachers,’ The Conversation. 16 October, 2018.

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.

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 `Traumatic Isolation: Institutional Stigma and the Australian Royal Commission into institutional Child Sexual Abuse‘ in Health & History: Journal of the Australian & New Zealand Society for the History of MedicineVol 20 Issue 2, pp 75-90

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

Mcphillips, K. 2018 with Tracy McEwan `Re-framing Religious Identity and Belief: Gen X Women and the Catholic Church’ in Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, Vol 30 No 3 pp 205-226.

Milani, M. (2018), Sufi Political Thought. Abignon: Routledge.

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.