Professor Adam Possamai

Professor Adam Possamai

Director, Research & Higher Degree Research,
Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences & Psychology

Professor,
Religion and Society (SSAP)

Biography

Adam Possamai is Professor in Sociology and Director of Research in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University. He is the (co)author and (co)editor of more than a dozen academic books, 5 novels, and over 80 refereed articles and book chapters. He is the past President of the International Sociological Association’s Committee 22 on the Sociology of Religion. He has been a visiting Professor at the City University of New York and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His latest books are Sociology of Exorcism in Late Modernity (with Giuseppe Giordan, 2018, Palgrave McMillan), The I-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-Secularism (2018, Palgrave McMillan), Religions, Nations and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities (edited with Patrick Michel and Bryan Turner, 2017, Palgrave McMillan),  Religion and Non-Religion among Australian Aboriginal Peoples (edited with James Cox, 2016, Routledge), The Sociology of Shari’a: Case Studies from Around the World (edited with James Richardson and Bryan Turner, 2015, Springer) and the novels La réflexion de Borgia (2017, Rivière Blanche) and L’histoire extraordinaire de Baudelaire (2017, Rivière Blanche). He is currently working on the Sage Encyclopedia of Sociology of Religon (Two Volumes) with Anthony Blasi.

This information has been contributed by Professor Possamai.

Qualifications

  • BSocSc Catholic University of Leuven
  • GDipEd Catholic University of Leuven
  • PhD La Trobe University

Professional Memberships

  • President of the Sociology of Religion Section (RC22) from the International Sociological Association (2010 - 2014)
  • President of the Australian Association for the Study of Religions (2003 - 2005)
  • Chair of the Jean Martin Award Panel from the Australian Sociological Association (2010 - 2014)
  • Chair of the Jean Martin Award Panel from the Australian Sociological Association (2016 - 2017)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences & Psychology
  • Religion and Society (SSAP)

Contact

Email: A.Possamai@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6623

Mobile: 0420303842
Location: 1.1.152
Bankstown
Website:

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • 102201 Contemporary Theories of Religion and Society

Publications

Books

  • Possamai, A. (2018), 'The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-secularism', : Springer 9789811059414.
  • Giordan, G. and Possamai, A. (2018), 'Sociology of Exorcism in Late Modernity', : Palgrave Macmillan 9783319717722.
  • Michel, P., Possamai, A. and Turner, B. (2017), 'Religions, Nations and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities', : Palgrave 9781137592385.
  • Cox, J. and Possamai, A. (2016), 'Religion and Non-Religion Among Australian Aboriginal Peoples', : Routledge 9781472443830.
  • Possamai, A., Richardson, J. and Turner, B. (2015), 'The Sociology of Shari'a: Case Studies from Around the World', : Springer 9783319096049.
  • Henslin, J., Possamai, A. and Possamai-Inesedy, A. (2014), 'Sociology', : Pearson 9781442558830.
  • Possamai, A., Richardson, J. and Turner, B. (2014), 'Legal Pluralism and Shari'a Law', : Routledge 9780415826334.
  • Onnudottir, H., Possamai, A. and Turner, B. (2013), 'Religious Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Making of Religious Identities', : Ashgate 9781409448679.
  • Possamai, A. (2012), 'Handbook of Hyper-real Religions', : Brill 9789004218819.
  • Barbalet, J., Possamai, A. and Turner, B. (2011), 'Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology', : Anthem Press 9780857287984.
  • Henslin, J., Possamai, A. and Possamai-Inesedy, A. (2010), 'Sociology: A Down-To-Earth Approach', : Pearson 9781442517813.
  • Possamai, A. (2009), 'Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Y', : Equinox 9781845537333.
  • Possamai, A. (2005), 'Religion and Popular Culture: A Hyper-Real Testament', : P.I.E.-Peter Lang 9052012725.
  • Possamai, A. (2005), 'In Search of New Age Spiritualities', : Ashgate Publishing Ltd 0754652130.

Chapters in Books

  • Possamai, A. and Iouchkov, V. (2017), 'An implicit hyper-real religion : real-life superheroes', Fiction, Invention and Hyper-Reality: From Popular Culture to Religion, Routledge 9781472463029.
  • Michel, P., Possamai, A. and Turner, B. (2017), 'Religions, nations and transnationalism in multiple modernities : an introduction', Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137592385.
  • Milani, M., Possamai, A. and Wajdi, F. (2017), 'Branding of spiritual authenticity and nationalism in transnational Sufism', Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities, Palgrave 9781137592385.
  • Cox, J. and Possamai, A. (2016), 'Religion, cultural hybridity and chains of memory', Religion and Non-Religion Among Australian Aboriginal Peoples, Routledge 9781472443830.
  • Cox, J. and Possamai, A. (2016), 'Introduction : the Australian census, religious diversity and the religions 'nones' among Indigenous Australians', Religion and Non-Religion Among Australian Aboriginal Peoples, Routledge 9781472443830.
  • Voyce, M., Dagistanli, S., Possamai, A., Roose, J., Turner, B. and Worthington, L. (2016), 'Islamic inheritance and Sharia wills : the recognition of Muslim inheritance traditions in Australia', Muslim Integration: Pluralism and Multiculturalism in New Zealand and Australia, Lexington Books 9781498543538.
  • Possamai, A. (2015), 'Shari'a and multiple modernities in Western countries : toward a multi-faith pragmatic modern approach rather than a legal pluralist one?', The Sociology of Shari'a: Case Studies From Around the World, Springer 9783319096049.
  • Turner, B. and Possamai, A. (2015), 'Introduction : legal pluralism and Shari'a', The Sociology of Shari'a: Case Studies From Around the World, Springer 9783319096049.
  • Possamai, A., Turner, B., Roose, J., Dagistanli, S. and Voyce, M. (2015), 'Perception of Shari'a in Sydney and New York newspapers', The Sociology of Shari'a: Case Studies from Around the World, Springer 9783319096049.
  • Possamai, A. (2015), 'The Gracelands of multiple modernities', Modernities, Memory and Mutations: Grace Davie and the Study of Religion, Ashgate 9781472436177.
  • Roose, J. and Possamai, A. (2015), 'Between rhetoric and reality : Shari'a and the shift towards neoliberal multiculturalism in Australia', Cultural, Religious and Political Contestations: The Multicultural Challenge, Springer 9783319160023.
  • Bouma, G., Ezzy, D., Halafoff, A. and Possamai, A. (2015), 'Sociology of religion in Australia', Sociologies of Religion: National Traditions, Brill 9789004297296.
  • Nixon, A. and Possamai, A. (2013), 'Techno-shamanism and the economy of ecstasy as a religious experience', Pop Pagan : Paganism and Popular Music, Acumen 9781844656462.
  • Hussain, J. and Possamai, A. (2013), 'Australia : the down-under approach and reaction to shari'a : an impasse in post-secularism?', Applying Shari'a in the West: Fact, Fears and the Future of Islamic Rules on Family Relations in the West, Leiden University Press 9789087281700.
  • Possamai, A. and Possamai-Inesedy, A. (2012), 'Battlefield Earth and Scientology : a cultural/religious industry a la Frankfurt School?', Hanbook of New Religions and Cultural Production, Brill 9789004221871.
  • Onnudottir, H., Possamai, A. and Turner, B. (2012), 'Islam and Indigenous populations in Australia and New Zealand', Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging, Melbourne University Press 9780522861624.
  • Possamai, A. (2012), 'Yoda goes to Glastonbury : an introduction to hyper-real religions', Handbook of Hyper-Real Religions, Brill 9789004218819.
  • Possamai, A. (2012), 'Conclusion : the future of hyper-real religions?', Handbook of Hyper-Real Religions, Brill 9789004218819.
  • Possamai, A. and Possamai-Inesedy, A. (2011), 'Religion como una isla de seguridad o como un agente contra los peligros de la sociedad de riesgo', Educacion e investigacion ambientales y sustentabilidad, Universidad Pedagogica Nacional 9786074130973.
  • Possamai, A., Turner, B. and Barbalet, J. (2011), 'Introduction: States, Consumption and Managing Religions', Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology, Anthem Press 9780857287984.
  • Sriprakash, A. and Possamai, A. (2011), 'Hindu Normalization, Nationalism and Consumer Mobilization', Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology, Anthem Press 9780857287984.
  • Possamai, A. (2011), 'Gramsci, Jediism, the Standardization of Popular Religion and the State', Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology, Anthem Press 9780857287984.
  • Barbalet, J., Possamai, A. and Turner, B. (2011), 'Public Religions and the State: A Comparative Perspective', Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology, Anthem Press 9780857287984.
  • Possamai, A. and Lee, M. (2010), 'Religion and Spirituality in Science Fiction Narratives: A Case of Multiple Modernities?', Religions of Modernity. Relocating the Sacred to the Self and the Digital, Brill 9789004193697.
  • Possamai, A. (2010), 'Hiperrealidad religiosa y cultura contemporanea de la participacion en el mundo virtual de la red', Religiosidades y creencias contempraneas: Diversidades de lo simbolico en el mundo actual, El Colegio Mexiquense, A.C. 9786077761174.
  • Possamai, A. and Possamai-Inesedy, A. (2009), 'Scientology Down Under', Scientology, Oxford University Press 9780195331493.
  • Possamai, A. (2008), 'Australia's 'shy' de-secularisation process', Religion, Spirituality and the Social Sciences, The Policy Press 9781847420411.
  • Possamai, A. (2008), 'Popular Religion', The World's Religions. Continuities and Transformations, Routledge 9780415397254.
  • Possamai, A. (2007), 'Les spiritualites alternatives de la phase du capitalisme tardif', La mondialisation du phenomene religieux, MediasPaul 9782894207154.
  • Possamai, A. (2007), 'Producing and Consuming New Age Spirituality: the Cultic Milieu and the Network Paradigm', Handbook of New Age, Brill 9789004153554.
  • Possamai, A. and Possamai-Inesedy, A. (2007), 'Risk Society, Sustainable Development and Religion', Religion, Culture and Sustainable Development in Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems, EOLSS Publishers under the Auspices of the UNESCO .
  • Possamai, A. (2006), 'Superheores and the Development of Latent Abilities: A Hyper-Real Re-enchantment', Popular Spiritualities: The Politics of Contemporary Enchantment, Ashgate Publishing Ltd 0754639991.
  • Possamai, A. (2005), 'New Age V Austr lII: Spolocensk, A Duchovn, Aspekty' [New Age in Australia: Social and Spiritual Aspects]', New Age, Ustav pre vzt'ahy statu a cirkvi 8089096190.
  • Possamai, A. (2004), 'Diversity in Alternative Spiritualities: Keeping New Age at Bay', The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of New Age Religions, Prometheus Books 1591020409.
  • Possamai, A. (2004), 'Nature Religions', Australia's Religious Communities: A Multimedia Exploration, Christian Research Association 1875223194.

Journal Articles

  • Giordan, G. and Possamai, A. (2018), 'Mastering the devil : a sociological analysis of the practice of a Catholic exorcist', Current Sociology, vol 66, no 1 , pp 74 - 91.
  • Dagistanli, S., Possamai, A., Turner, B., Voyce, M. and Roose, J. (2018), '[In Press] The limits of multiculturalism in Australia? : the Shari'a flogging case of R v. Raad, Fayed, Cifci and Coskun', The Sociological Review, .
  • Counted, V., Possamai, A. and Meade, T. (2018), 'Relational spirituality and quality of life 2007 to 2017 : an integrative research review', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, vol 16, no 1 .
  • Counted, V., Possamai, A., McAuliffe, C. and Meade, T. (2018), '[In Press] Attachment to Australia, attachment to God, and quality of life outcomes among African Christian diasporas in New South Wales : a cross-sectional study', Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, .
  • Possamai, A., Cheng, J., Lathion, S. and Voyce, M. (2017), 'Representations of Sharia in three global cities : Sydney, New York and Geneva 2008-2013', Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, vol 28, no 1 , pp 1 - 17.
  • Possamai, A., Dagistanli, S. and Voyce, M. (2017), 'Shari'a in everyday life in Sydney : an analysis of professionals and leaders dealing with Islamic Law', Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, vol 30, no 2 , pp 109 - 128.
  • Possamai, A. (2017), 'Post-secularism in multiple modernities', Journal of Sociology, vol 53, no 4 , pp 822 - 835.
  • Milani, M. and Possamai, A. (2016), 'Sufism, spirituality and consumerism : the case study of the Nimatullahiya and Naqshbandiya Sufi orders in Australia', Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life, vol 10, no 1 , pp 67 - 85.
  • Possamai, A., Dunn, K., Hopkins, P., Amin, F., Worthington, L. and Ali, J. (2016), 'Muslim students' religious and cultural experiences in the micro-publics of university campuses in NSW, Australia', Australian Geographer, vol 47, no 3 , pp 311 - 324.
  • Possamai, A., Turner, B., Cheng, J., Voyce, M. and Dagistanli, S. (2016), 'Shari'a and everyday life in Sydney', Australian Geographer, vol 47, no 3 , pp 341 - 354.
  • Possamai, A., Dunn, K., Hopkins, P., Worthington, L. and Amin, F. (2016), 'Muslim students' cultural and religious experiences in city, suburban and regional university campuses in NSW, Australia', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, vol 38, no 6 , pp 637 - 648.
  • Possamai, A., Turner, B., Roose, J., Dagistanli, S. and Voyce, M. (2016), 'Shari'a in cyberspace : a case study from Australia', Sociologica: Italian Journal of Sociology, vol 2016, no 1 , pp 1 - 22.
  • Giordan, G. and Possamai, A. (2016), 'The over-policing of the devil : a sociology of exorcism', Social Compass, vol 63, no 4 , pp 444 - 460.
  • Giordan, G. and Possamai, A. (2016), 'Branding the devil in New Age and Catholicism : a sociology of exorcism', Religioni e Societa, vol 86 , pp 90 - 96.
  • Possamai, A. (2015), 'Popular and lived religions', Current Sociology, vol 63, no 6 , pp 781 - 799.
  • Sriprakash, A., Possamai, A. and Brackenreg, E. (2014), 'Cosmopolitan tensions : religious diversity in an Australian university', Australian Educational Researcher, vol 41, no 3 , pp 227 - 242.
  • Cox, J. and Possamai, A. (2014), 'Religion, "non-religion" and indigenous peoples on the 2011 Australian National Census', Diskus, vol 16, no 2 , pp 31 - 44.
  • Possamai, A. (2014), 'Popular and lived religions', Sociopedia.isa, .
  • Possamai, A. and Possamai-Inesedy, A. (2014), 'Cultural framing of risk and religion within science fiction narratives', Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, vol 27, no 1 , pp 94 - 113.
  • Possamai, A., Sriprakash, A., Brackenreg, E. and McGuire, J. (2014), 'Chaplaincies in a "post-secular" multicultural university', Fieldwork in Religion, vol 9, no 2 , pp 147 - 165.
  • Onnudottir, H., Possamai, A., Turner, B. and Kennedy, M. (2013), 'Australian Aboriginal Muslims in prison', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 34, no 3 , pp 280 - 294.
  • Milani, M. and Possamai, A. (2013), 'The Nimatullahiya and Naqshbandiya Sufi orders on the Internet : the cyber-construction of tradition and the McDonaldisation of spirituality', Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, vol 26, no 1 , pp 51 - 75.
  • Possamai, A., Turner, B., Roose, J., Dagistanli, S. and Voyce, M. (2013), 'Defining the conversation about Shari'a : representations in Australian newspapers', Current Sociology, vol 61, no 5-6 , pp 626 - 645.
  • Possamai, A. and Turner, B. (2012), 'Authority and liquid religion in cyber-space : the new territories of religious communication', International Social Science Journal, vol 63, no 209-210 , pp 197 - 206.
  • Possamai, A. and Lee, M. (2011), 'Hyper-real religions: Fear, anxiety and late-modern religious innovation', Journal of Sociology, vol 47, no 3 , pp 227 - 242.
  • Voyce, M. and Possamai, A. (2011), 'Legal pluralism, family personal laws, and the rejection of Shari'a in Australia: A case of multiple or "clashing" modernities?', Democracy and Security, vol 7, no 4 , pp 338 - 353.
  • Possamai, A. (2011), 'Political culture, the Nation of Islam, the Nuwaubian Nation and the Muslim Brotherhood : a review article', Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, vol 2, no 2 , pp 356 - 368.
  • Onnudottir, H., Possamai, A. and Turner, B. (2010), 'Islam: A New Religious Vehicle for Aboriginal Self-Empowerment in Australia?', International Journal for the Study of New Religions, vol 1, no 1 , pp 49 - 74.
  • Stevenson, D., Dunn, K., Possamai, A. and Piracha, A. (2010), 'Religious belief across ?post-secular' Sydney : the multiple trends in (de)secularisation', Australian Geographer, vol 41, no 3 , pp 323 - 350.
  • Possamai, A. and Brackenreg, E. (2009), 'Religious and spirituality diversity at a multi-campus suburban university: what type of need for chaplaincy', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, vol 31, no 4 , pp 355 - 366.
  • Possamai, A., Bellamy, J. and Castle, K. (2007), 'The Diffusion of New Age Beliefs and Practices among Australian Church Attenders', Fieldwork in Religion, vol 2, no 1 , pp 9 - 26.
  • Possamai, A. (2007), ''Secularisation' and 'Religon' as Zombie Categories', Australian Religion Studies Review, vol 20, no 2 , pp 233 - 242.
  • Possamai, A. and Possamai-Inesedy, A. (2007), 'The Baha'i faith and Caodaism. Migration, change and de-secularization(s) in Australia', Journal of Sociology, vol 43, no 3 , pp 301 - 317.
  • Possamai, A. (2006), '2005 AASR Presidential Address. Ways and Means for the Third Millenium: National Associations for the Study of Religions', Australian Religion Studies Review, vol 19, no 1 , pp 3 - 17.
  • Possamai, A. and Lee, M. (2004), 'New Religious Movements and the Fear of Crime', Journal of Contemporary Religion, vol 19, no 3 , pp 337 - 352.
  • Possamai, A. (2004), 'Intellectuals of the Other in Religion: Fear and Fascination', Australian Religion Studies Review, vol 17, no 2 , pp 10 - 19.
  • Possamai, A. (2003), 'Alternative Spiritualities and the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism', Culture and Religion, vol 4 , pp 31 - 46.
  • Possamai, A. (2003), 'The Social Construction of Comic Books as a (Non) Recognised Form of Art in Australia', Form/Work, vol 6 , pp 109 - 122.
  • Possamai, A. (2003), 'Alternative Spiritualities, New Religious Movements and Jediism in Australia', Australian Religion Studies Review, vol 16, no 2 , pp 69 - 86.
  • Possamai, A. (2002), 'Secrecy and Consumer Culture: an exploration of esotericism in contemporary society using the work of Simmel and Baudrillard', Australian Religion Studies Review, vol 15, no 1 , pp 44 - 56.
  • Possamai, A. (2002), 'Cultural consumption of history and popular culture in alternative spiritualities', Journal of consumer culture, vol 2, no 2 , pp 197 - 218.
  • Possamai, A. (2001), 'Not the New Age: Perennism and Spiritual Knowledges', Australian Religion Studies Review, vol 14, no 1 , pp 82 - 96.

Conference Papers

  • Possamai, A. (2007), 'The 2007 Charles Strong Lecture. Yoda Goes to the Vatican: Youth Spirituality and Popular Culture', The 2007 Australian Association for the Study of Religions Conference. The end of the World as we Know it? New Directions in australian Spirituality, Melbourne.

Other Publications

  • 2018, 'La Reflexion de Borgia', Published Work
  • 2017, 'L'histoire Extraordinaire de Baudelaire', Published Work
  • 2015, 'Le Crepuscule de Torquemada', Published Work
  • 2012, 'Le XXIe siecle de Dickerson et Ferra', Published Work
  • 2005, 'Perles Noires', Published Work

My research focus is on the Sociology of Religion and Change, and the central questions it addresses are:

-How do religion and spirituality affect sociocultural changes in late modernity?

-How does the constant pace of change in late modernity affect religion and spirituality?

-How do religion and spirituality provide stability and, vice versa, how can these be perceived as a source of instability and threat in late modernity?

This work is undertaken through 7 interrelated research streams: 1- New Religious Movements and Alternative Spiritualities; 2- Religion and Social Theory; 3- Religion, Deviance and Law; 4- New Religious Migrant Groups; 5-Religion and Popular Culture; 6- Muslim Communities in Secular Societies; and 7- Creative Works with Religious Themes.

As a Sociologist following a Weberian approach, I research the social meaning that movements and individuals give to their actions, and the effects of these meanings and actions on the sociocultural structure of Western Societies. As a Public Sociologist, my work is firstly to translate the multitude of ways in which social actors think and act and secondly, to disseminate my interpretations to the broader community through publications and engagement with the media. By disseminating my work and findings as widely as possible, it is my intention to contribute to the study and promotion of religious diversity.

This information has been contributed by Professor Possamai.

Previous Projects

Title: Non-Religion amongst Australian Aboriginal Peoples
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Adam Possamai and George Morgan
Years: 2012-11-13 - 2014-01-31
ID: P00021174
Title: Muslims on Campus: University Life for Muslim students in Australia
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Adam Possamai and Kevin Dunn
Years: 2012-11-15 - 2015-02-06
ID: P00021215
Title: Alternative Spiritualities and the Internet: a re-enchantment of the world?
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Adam Possamai
Years: 2003-01-25 - 2004-06-30
ID: P0011692
Title: The De-Secularisation of Sydney's Western Suburbs via the Outreach Activities of New Religious Movements and New Migrant Religious Movements.
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Adam Possamai
Years: 2001-01-01 - 2001-12-31
ID: P0011882
Title: Testing the limits of post-secularism and multiculturalism in Australia, France and the USA: Shari'a in the everyday life of Muslim communities
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Adam Possamai and Selda Dagistanli
Years: 2012-07-01 - 2016-02-29
ID: P00020137
Title: Islam, youth masculinities and place: international perspectives
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kevin Dunn and Adam Possamai
Years: 2010-11-17 - 2011-11-16
ID: P00019468
Title: Experience of Muslims in Australian and US courts
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Adam Possamai and David Tait
Years: 2011-11-09 - 2013-02-28
ID: P00020502

Supervision

Professor Possamai is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Experiences of Islamophobia: Impacts on Young Muslims' Mobility in Major 'Western' Cities
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Indonesian Salafi Movement: Root, Development and Future
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Islamic Family Separation in the Australian Legal System
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: On-line and Digital Electronic Abuse of Women: An Australian Study
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Place Spirituality and Mental Health: A Study of the African Diaspora in Australia.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Muhammad's Message in Digital Era-study of the Consumption of Online Islamic Evangelism in Australia
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Sold Out! An Ethnographic Study of Australian Indie Music Festivals
Field of Research: Sociology
Thesis Title: Going Walkabout Together Through the Suburbs
Field of Research: Social Work
Thesis Title: Avoiding the Stain of Religion: Attitudes toward Social Engagement amongst Australian Tibetan Buddhists
Field of Research: Society And Culture; Religious Studies
Thesis Title: Women's Wellbeing through Creative Arts and Spriritual Practice: Reclaiming a Space for the Emergence of Self within Community
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture; Visual Arts And Crafts; Visual Arts And Crafts Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: Vanguards of Vaishnavism: Faith and Social Organisation in Two Hare Krishna Intentional Communities
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Chained to the Kitchen Sink? Sydney Muslim Women's Public Sphere Activity
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture
Thesis Title: Social Welfare Program of Islamic Political Party: A Case Study of Bangladesh Jama'at-E-Islami
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture; Counselling; Religious Studies
Thesis Title: Folk-Islam and Muslim Women's Gender Perceptions in Urban Bangladesh
Field of Research: Society And Culture Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: "With Us or Against Us?" Hegemony and Ideology within American Superhero Comic Books 2001-2008
Field of Research: Political Science; Sociology
Thesis Title: New Atheism as a Case of Competitive Postsecular World Views
Field of Research: Society And Culture Not Elsewhere Classified; Philosophy And Religious Studies; Studies In Human Society
Thesis Title: The Lived Experiences of Progressive Muslims: Exploring the Limits of Individualisation
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture; Sociology; Religious Studies

Media

Title: Virgins, Vampires & Superheroes
Description: The Spirit of Things (ABC)
Title: Dark arts take root in online church
Description: The Sydney Morning Herald
Title: From out of the shadows, vampires step into the light
Description: The Age
Title: Hyper-Real Religion, Digital Capitalism, and the Pygmalion Effect
Description: The Religious Studies Project
Title: Sharia living - the image and the reality
Description: SBS
Title: The Invented Religions of Today Would Have Made Zero Sense 100 Years Ago
Description: Inverse
Title: The misguided moral panic over Slender Man
Description: The Drum
Title: Call for understanding of Indigenous Muslims
Description: SBS
Title: Exorcisms Are Not a Substitute for Healthcare
Description: VICE
Title: Parramatta and Cumberland Census results show atheism on the rise
Description: The Daily Telegraph
Title: The Jedi Faithful
Description: Pacific Standard

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