Religion in public life: levelling the ground

Between 1 and 10 March 2016 the Department of Theology and Religion was very pleased to welcome Professor Grace Davie, University of Exeter, to speak on ‘Religion in Public Life:  Levelling the Ground’. Grace is one of the leading academics in the world working in the field of sociology of religion and it was an honour to…

POSTnote: Addressing Islamic Extremism

Dr Katherine Brown, Lecturer in Islamic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religion, has been thanked for her contribution to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)’s most recent public policy briefing. The POST have focused on Islamic extremism, radicalisation and deradicalisation, and policy responses to violent and non-violent extremism in their May POSTnote. POSTnotes are based on literature reviews…

Women and ISIS: Katherine Brown opens up the conversation

Dr Katherine Brown, Lecturer in Islamic Studies, has been discussing the topic of the recruitment of women by ISIS in a series of panels, talks, and lectures in the last month. Katherine’s work focuses on gender and jihadi ideologies, and the impact of counter-terrorism efforts on religious women’s rights and Muslim communities. Katherine E. Brown, an associate professor of Islamic…