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Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Monash University

Professor Bouma's research has primarily focussed on the interaction between religion and society in Western societies including Canada, The United States, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Current work includes a major study of religious plurality in multicultural Australia which makes strategic comparisons with other societies; research into the management of religious diversity and continuing work on Post-Modernity as a context for interfaith dialogue and theological reflection.


  • –present
    Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Monash University
  • 2005–present
    Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations – Asia Pacific, UNESCO


  • 1970 
    Cornell University, Phd
  • 1968 
    Cornell University, MA
  • 1966 
    Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div
  • 1963 
    Calvin College, BA