Dr Caroline Starkey

Dr Caroline Starkey

Teaching Fellow

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Summary: Caroline is a Teaching Fellow and joined the School in 2015. She is a sociologist of religion whose research is concerned with religion in contemporary Britain, particularly Buddhism.

Location: 3.09 Botany House

Teaching Commitments: THEO2251 Sociology of Religion, THEO2720 Religion, Gender and Society THEO1960 Religion in Modern Britain THEO2300 Religion in Context PRHS3700 External Placement THEO5325M Research Methods THEO5100 M Contemporary Issues in Religion and Gender



Starkey, C (forthcoming, 2018). Women in British Buddhism: Ordination, Connection and Community. Routledge (Critical Studies in Buddhism Series).

Journal Articles

Starkey, C. and Tomalin, E (2016). ‘Building Buddhism in England: The Flourishing of a Minority Faith Heritage’, Journal of Contemporary Buddhism. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14639947.2016.1228330

Tomalin, E, and Starkey, C. (forthcoming, 2017) ‘Buddhist Buildings in England: The Construction of Under-Represented Faith Heritages in a multicultural and post-Christian setting’. International Journal of Heritage Studies.

Tomalin, E., Starkey, C. and Halafoff, A. (2015) Cyber Sisters: Buddhist Women's Online Activism and Practice. Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, 6. 

Starkey, C. (2014) ‘Experiencing the Liminal: Understanding Separation and Transition amongst Buddhist Monastic Women in Contemporary Britain'. Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, 5. 

Chapters in Edited Collections

Starkey, C (forthcoming, 2018) ‘Meditation in Monastic Life’. In, Farias, M, Brazier, D. and Lalljee, M. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Meditation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Starkey, C. (2016) ‘Buddhist Practice vs. Feminist Politics? Fault Lines and Connectivities for Ordained Buddhist Women in Britain’. In: Giorgi, A. and Palmisano, S. (eds) Women and Religion. Mimesis: Milan (translated into Italian).

Tomalin, E, and Starkey, C. (2013) 'Buddhism and Development'. In: Matthew Clarke (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Development and Religion, Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham.

Starkey, C. and Tomalin, E. (2013). Gender, Buddhism and Education: Dharma and Social Transformation within the Theravada Tradition In: Gross, Z. and Davies, L. (eds.) Gender, Religion and Education in a chaotic post-modern world. New York: Springer