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Areas of Research

The Department has a strong, distinctive and exciting research culture. Our interdisciplinary research brings together scholars who work within and across the subject areas of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Politics and International Relations. It is focused in the following four areas:

 

Religion and Society

Religion and Change in Modern Britain, Woodhead and Catto (Eds)This area covers the department's significant work on:

  • Religious change in modern Britain
  • Religion, popular culture and media
  • Religion and gender
  • Religious dynamics in India, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East and South-East Asia
  • New Religious movements
  • Pilgrimage

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Politics and Religion

Politics of Civil wars, Amalendu MisraIn this area staff work on:

  • The ideological and imaginary, including religious, dimensions of global insecurities and violent conflicts
  • Security and peace-building
  • Democracy, religion, capacity-building and development
  • Religion and public life
  • Diaspora, migration and borders

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Conceptual and Theoretical Issues

Divine Self, Human Self - Chakravarthi Ram-PrasadIn this area staff work on fundamental questions that cut across the fields of religion, philosophy and politics:

  • Mind, self and subjectivity
  • Literature, genre and textual interpretation
  • Modernity and post-modernity
  • Space and place

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Contemporary Ethical Debates

Choosing Tomorrow's Children, WilkinsonIn this area staff work on contemporary problems of political, moral and religious concern:

  • Equalities issues - gender, religious minorities and diversity, and economic justice
  • Bioethics - consent, health and well-being
  • Genocide

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Our Expertise

Colleagues' work in these cross-cutting areas is informed by our expertise within our disciplinary backgrounds. Learn more.

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