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Professor of Modern Religion, Lancaster University

My academic curiosity is driven in large part by the transformative nature of globalising modernity and its impact on religion in its institutional, associational and subjective aspects. In addition to a number of smaller projects, I'm currently working on two edited books, one on the politics and practices of religious diversity and another treating religion and migration in Brazil.

Ever since A-level studies in Sociology and Religion I've been fascinated by the interface of religion and modern society. Originally explored through the academic study of Christianity in South America, I now also engage this interface through the discourse and practice of minority religions and non-mainstream religiosity across Europe and North America.


  • –present
    Professor of Modern Religion, Lancaster University