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PhD Candidate, School of Humanities and Social Science. Research Officer at Everymind, University of Newcastle

Emma Quilty is a Research Officer at Everymind and a PhD Student in Sociology and Anthropology in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle. Her research is focused on the shifting constructions of religion and young Australians. Her PhD focuses on the experiences and perspectives of young Australian women involved in witchcraft. Her PhD is based on fieldwork (January 2015-January 2016) exploring identity, belonging and ritual in witchcraft. Looking at these experiences through a sociological and anthropological lens, she examines how young witches use ritual as a socially constituted practice, and the implications for their sense of identity and belonging.


  • 2018–present
    Research officer, Everymind
  • 2013–2017
    Sessional Academic, University of Newcastle


  • 2013 
    University of Newcastle, Honours (First Class)