Category: Authors

Giulia Bonacci

Giulia Bonacci is a historian, researcher at Institut de recherche pour le développement, and she is posted at URMIS, Université Côte d’Azur, France. She studies the intellectual history and the popular cultures that circulate between Africa and the African Diaspora since the nineteenth century. Her book Exodus! Heirs and Pioneers, Rastafari Return to Ethiopia was […]


Adam Possamai

Adam Possamai is Professor of Sociology at Western Sydney University and the Deputy Dean of the School of Social Sciences. His recent publications are The Sage Encyclopaedia of the Sociology of Religion (edited with A. Blasi, 2020, Sage), The Social Scientific Study of Exorcism (edited with G. Giordan, 2020, Springer), Sociology of Exorcism in Late […]


Giuseppe Giordan

Giuseppe Giordan is Professor of Sociology at the University of Padova where he teaches Sociology of religion and Religions and Human Rights, and director of the International Joint PhD programme in Human Rights, Society, and Multilevel Governance. He is co-editor of the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion (Brill) and author, co-author, editor and […]


Galen Watts

Galen Watts is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow based at KU Leuven’s Centre for Sociological Research. He completed his PhD at Queen’s University in Canada.


Angela Coco

Angela Coco is a sociologist of religion who has occasionally detoured into research in education. Her main areas of research interest are New Religious Movements, Catholicism and Paganism. Having served as Senior Lecturer at Southern Cross University until 2019, she now enjoys an Adjunct position and continues to research and write about new religious movements.


Jonathan Loar

Jonathan Loar completed his M.A. in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia in 2007 and Ph.D. in West and South Asian Religions at Emory University in 2016. His dissertation focused on the life and legacy of Shirdi Sai Baba with an emphasis on hagiography in print and film. He is currently a South Asia reference […]


Julie Ingersoll

Julie Ingersoll is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Florida. She teaches and writes about religion and politics, violence and the Christian right. Her most recent book is Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction.


Zoe Knox

Zoe Knox is Associate Professor of Modern Russian History at the University of Leicester, UK. Her research explores issues of religious tolerance and intolerance in the modern world, in Russia and beyond. Her publications include Russian Society and the Orthodox Church: Religion in Russia after Communism (Routledge, 2005), Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Secular World: From […]


Emily Baran

Emily Baran is Associate Professor in History at Middle Tennessee State University. Her research examines the shifting contours of dissent and freedom in the Soviet Empire and its successor states, particularly for marginal religious communities. Her publications include the first comprehensive history of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Soviet Union, Dissent on the Margins: How […]


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