Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth Miller is in the final year of her doctoral studies at the University of Sydney. Her thesis charts the extraordinary growth of Pentecostal and Charismatic churches in Australia over the last forty years, introducing historical analysis that has been notably absent from the small body of existing literature on the topic, alongside examination of the current form of the movement.  Elizabeth’s thesis makes a case study of five key churches: Hillsong, C3, Planetshakers, Influencers, and Newfrontiers, all of which have churches both in Australia and overseas. Her research interests include the intersections of religion and popular culture, the fluidity of individual and group identity, the gendered dynamics of lived religious experience, and the ways religious change in Australia reflects broader political, economic, and cultural change.