The Centre for the Study of Divided Societies, King’s College London
I am Co-Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies, which is a global focal point for teaching and research on the political, social, cultural, religious and ethno-national problems that divide and unite societies across the modern world. An interdisciplinary forum for academic excellence, historians, theologians, social scientists, policy makers and practitioners come together to share knowledge and contribute to their field in ever more relevant times. It serves as a platform and flagship for the development of scholarly enterprises by leading researchers seeking to further knowledge on ethnic-conflict regulation, peace processes, third party intervention and truth and reconciliation processes.
Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network (NSRN)
Since 2008 I have been Co-Director of the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network (https://nsrn.net), the first global, interdisciplinary network advancing social science research on secularity and nonreligion (https://nsrn.net/about/nsrn-directors/). I have helped establish the NSRN as a powerful academic voice in this nascent area, with an international membership of 250 scholars. The network has had a critical role in advancing evidence-based, social scientic contributions to the debate on atheism, religion and public life, receiving media coverage in The New York Times, Der Spiegal, The Guardian and on the BBC. I will be hosting the NSRN annual conference at King’s College London in July 2018.
Religion and its Others: Studies in Religion, Nonreligion and Secularity
With Lois Lee and Johannes Quack I am co-editor of the book series, Religion and its Others: Studies in Religion, Nonreligion and Secularity. One of the first of its kind, we attract and public global, multidisciplinary work from leaders in the field as well as new scholars. See https://www.degruyter.com/view/serial/247534 for more details.
I sit on the editorial boards of the following journals: