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Aug 28

BSA Annual Conference 2016 – Global Societies: Fragmenting and Connecting

Aston University, April 6-8 2016

This year’s BSA Annual Conference explores the changes and transformations that have taken place across the globe, from the financial crisis to political upheavals. This conference is an opportunity for sociologists to question how we best understand such developments and what opportunities sociology has to contribute to policy making and public discussion on such subjects

Stream Plenary: Professor Grace Davie & Professor Yvette Taylor

Grace Davie is professor emeritus in the Sociology of Religion at the University of Exeter and a senior advisor to the Impact of Religion Research Programme at Uppsala University. She is a past-president of the American Association for the Sociology of Religion (2003) and of the Research Committee 22 (Sociology of Religion) of the International Sociological Association (2002 -06). Professor Davie’s research interests lie in the sociology of religion, with a particular emphasis on patterns of religion in Europe. She is the author of Religion in Britain since 1945 (Blackwell 1994), Religion in Modern Europe (OUP 2000), Europe: the Exceptional Case (DLT 2002), and The Sociology of Religion (Sage 2007/2013).

Professor Yvette Taylor is Professor of Education, University of Strathclyde and was previously Head of the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research at London South Bank University (2011-2014). She received the Lillian Robinson Fellowship, Concordia University, Canada (2009) and a Fulbright Scholarship, Rutgers University (2010-2011). Yvette has obtained a wide variety of competitive research funding, including from the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy and the Higher Education Academy, including projects on ‘Making Space for Queer Identifying Religious Youth’ (2011-2013) and the British Academy mid-career fellowship Critical Terrain: Dividing Lines and Lives (2013-2014).

For further information contact the Sociology of Religion stream coordinator:
Rachel Shillitoe. Email: [email protected]
Alternatively, contact the BSA Events Team. Email: [email protected]