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Véronique Altglas has researched on new religious movements, the management of minority religions, and anti-Semitism. She is the current General Secretary of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion. Her last monograph, From Yoga to Kabbalah,received the ISSR’s best book award in 2017. Her critical sociology of religion aims to reintegrate issues of power, class formation, social interactions and practice, and to renew the understanding of religious individualism. 

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  • Sociological and Anthropological approaches to religion
  • Identity formation in Northern Ireland and beyond
  • Racism and anti-Semitism
  • Social class
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School Of Social Sciences, Education And Social Work


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PhD Title: Investigating the impact of space and appropriated ritual responses on the understanding of sacred objects

Name: Emma McAlister
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PhD Title: Re-negotiating Religious and Secular Identities in Diaspora

Name: Vanessa Rau
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Alumni: where are they now?

Peter Doak

DGov Title: Derry/Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013: A sociological analysis

Years of Study: 2014
Current position: Lecturer at the University of Leeds


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