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Mikel Burley, Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy

+44 (0)113 343 7504

Philosophy of religion; religious ethics; comparative and cross-cultural philosophy and religion; South Asian religious and philosophical traditions (esp. Hindu and Buddhist); Wittgenstein
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Alistair McFadyen, Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology

+44 (0)113 34 33653

Theological anthropology, sin; theology and public life; policing, religion and theology; theology, religion and sexual exploitation of children; feminist theology.
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Seán McLoughlin, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Muslim Cultures, Politics & Societies

+44 (0)113 343 3643

Religion, ethnicity, diaspora, identity. All aspects of the Muslim (and the South Asian heritage) presence in Britain. Ethnography of contemporary Muslim societies.
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Philip Mellor, Professor of Religion and Social Theory

+44 (0)113 343 3650

Religion in social and cultural theory; embodiment, Christian theology and sociology; Durkheimian studies; problems of theory and method in the study of religion.
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Rachel Muers, Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies

+44 (0)113 343 6748

Modern Christian thought; feminism, gender and theology; theological ethics, especially intergenerational responsibility and environment; Quaker theology.
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Mel Prideaux, Associate Professor of Religious Studies (Teaching and Scholarship)

+44 (0)113 3430461

Interfaith dialogue; Muslim-Christian relations; Religion and Public Life in the UK; Fieldwork in Religious Studies; Student Education in Religious Studies
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Anastasia Philippa Scrutton, Associate Professor in Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy of religion, philosophy of emotion, philosophy of psychiatry, epistemology, indigenous religions, new religious movements
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Jasjit Singh, Research Fellow

0113 343 0692

Dr Jasjit Singh's research focuses on processes of religious and cultural transmission in the lives of British South Asians, in particular British Sikhs.
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Stefan Skrimshire, Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies

Political Theology, Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Apocalypse in Religion and Political Culture, Eschatology in Christian Doctrine and Western Philosophy, Climate Change and Political Activism.
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Caroline Starkey, Teaching Fellow

+44 (0)113 3437454

Caroline is a Teaching Fellow and joined the School in 2015. Her research is concerned with religion in contemporary Britain, particularly Buddhism.
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Johanna Stiebert, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

+44 (0)113 343 7454

Emotion terminology of the Hebrew Bible; ideological sub-texts of prophetic Hebrew Bible literature; father-daughter relations; reading Hebrew Bible texts in the light of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
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Emma Tomalin, Professor of Religion and Public Life

+44 (0)113 343 3658

Gender and Religion; Religion and Development; Religion and Environmentalism; Buddhism and Hinduism; South and South-East Asia
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Adriaan van Klinken, Associate Professor of Religion and African Studies

+44 (0)113 34 33646

Broadly interested in the social, public and political roles of religion in African societies. The focus of my research is on issues of gender and sexuality in contemporary African Christianities.
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Mark Wynn, Professor of Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy of religion; philosophical study of religious practice; philosophy, religion and place; religion and emotion; philosophy and the spiritual life; medieval philosophy and theology
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