The Religious Studies Department has considerable expertise in lived and vernacular forms of religion and spirituality. We are particular interested in how religions and spiritualities are combined, purified and re-invented in different times and places. Current research in this area includes religiously-motivated environmentalism, religious and social change, religious involvement in politics, diversity within specific religious traditions and material and performance cultures.
We welcome applications in areas which correspond with current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. We encourage you to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application; to do so please contact the department.