Centre for Religion and Public Life research clusters

Religion, Activism and Social Justice

The Centre for Religion and Public Life research explores the role of religious actors and beliefs in mobilisations for social change around a variety of socio-political categories, such as race, class, gender and sexuality, and concerns relating to climate change, development, human rights and multiculturalism.

Work in this area is multidisciplinary, making use of anthropological, sociological, philosophical and theological approaches, and concerns a wide range of global contexts. Overall it is characterised by a commitment to social justice and by innovative methodologies blurring the boundaries between academic research and activist engagement.


Please click on the staff profiles below to see major recent publications and information on research projects and postgraduates.

Postgraduate research students

For current postgraduates supervised by academic staff in this cluster, please see individual staff profiles.