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Professor Andrew Dawson

Professor of Modern Religion

Lancaster University

County South

LA1 4YL

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 592418

Office Hours:

Tutorial appointments arranged via email. I'm in B31 County South College.

Research overview

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 nonmainstream religiosity across Europe and North America.

PhD supervision

I'm open to supervising research students in the following areas: religion and modern society, sociology of religion, new and nonmainstream religiosity and contemporary Christianity.

Qualifications

DPhil, Oxford University, UK.

MA Social Science (Distinction), University of Liverpool, UK.

STM (First in year), Chicago Theological Seminary, USA.

BA Hons Theology & Religious Studies (First Class), University of Manchester, UK.

 

 

Research Interests

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 poltics and practices of religious diversity and another treating religion and migration in Brazil.

Profile

University Responsibilities

I am Lancaster University Academic Lead for the AHRC-funded North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) and Director of the FASS Research Training Programme.

Extra-University Responsibilities

I am a member of the Peer Review Colleges for the AHRC and British Council.

I sit on the editorial boards of the Journal of Contemporary Religion and Ciências da Religião - História e Sociedade.

External Research Funding

AHRC International Research Network (2014-16)

AHRC Research Fellowship (2011-12)

Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship (2008-10)

British Academy Research Grant (2007-08)

AHRC Research Leave Award (2006-07)

Current Projects

In addition to managing the AHRC Network Project and writing sundry chapters and articles, I'm currently working on two edited books, one on the poltics and practices of religious diversity and another treating religion and migration in Brazil.

Current Teaching

PPR.255: Sociology of Religion

PPR.361: Ritual and Social Contexts of Spirit Possession

PPR.483: Religion and Social Theory

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