Alred Thomas

Aled Thomas is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds and Associate Lecturer at the Open University. A specialist in Scientology, he completed his PhD on the movement at the Open University in 2019 and subsequently published his first monograph as Free Zone Scientology: Contesting the Boundaries of a New Religion (Bloomsbury, 2021). He is also a co-founder of Alt-Ac, a group promoting “alternative academia,” and is co-host of the Religion and Popular Culture Podcast.