Dr Emily Winter



I recently completed my PhD in the Sociology and Religious Studies departments, here at Lancaster University. My project explored the young adult engagement strategies of six Christian social action groups in the UK. I charted three main strategies - adult-forming, youth-empowering, and self-organising- and assessed the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of each group. I was particularly interested in exploring the connections between religious change and changing patterns of political engagement, participation and citizenship.

I am now employed as a Research Associate on the iGen project, a joint project between Lancaster University and Stanford Unviersity. The project explores the worldviews of the so-called iGen, those born after 1993. Through pilot research (including interviews and focus groups), we hope to explore the values of young people today.

Exploring new monastic communities: the (re)invention of tradition by Stefania Palmisano Ashgate Farnham 2015 195pp (hbk) ISBN: 978-1-4724-3191-2
Winter, E.R. 4/10/2017 In: Culture and Religion. 18, 4, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

London Youth Religion and Politics: Engagement and Activism from Brixton to Brick Lane
Winter, E.R. 26/09/2017 In: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Negotiating the popular, the sacred and the political: an extended case study of three UK-based youth Christian social justice initiatives
Winter, E. 1/02/2017 In: YOUNG: Nordic Journal of Youth Research. 25, 1, p. 1-19. 19 p.
Journal article

An activist religiosity?: exploring Christian support for the Occupy movement
Winter, E. 15/01/2017 In: Journal of Contemporary Religion. 32, 1, p. 51-66. 16 p.
Journal article

Engaging Millennials: the strategies and experiences of Christian social action groups in the UK
Winter, E.R. 2017 Lancaster University. 291 p.
Doctoral Thesis