Christina Ward describes herself as “an author, editor, and seeker.” Her most recent book is Holy Food: How Cults, Communes, and Religious Movements Influenced What We Eat—An American History.
Imran Awan is a professor of criminology at Birmingham City University. He is one of the United Kingdom’s leading criminologists and experts on Islamophobia and countering extremism.
Irene Zempi is an associate professor in criminology at Nottingham Trent University. Zempi is also chair of the British Society of Criminology Hate Crime Network, the lead of the NTU Hate Crime Research Group. She has published multiple books on Islamophobia.
The Runnymede Trust is a U.K.-based think tank focused on researching racial inequalities in the U.K. and producing educational assets, policy briefings and public engagement pieces to provide the tools with which to “dismantle systemic racism and barriers to opportunity across society.” Its interim CEO is Shabna Begum.
Tatiana Vagramenko is a social anthropologist who focuses on Christianity and the process of religious change among Indigenous people of the Russian Arctic. Vagramenko’s research interests include religion and resistance to power, religious fundamentalism and secularism, ethnic and religious minorities in Russia and Ukraine as well as state security and surveillance.
Eric Stoddart is professor of practical theology at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. His research focuses on surveillance as a social (not mere technological) response to contemporary challenges across fields as diverse as counterterrorism and children’s welfare. He leads the Surveillance and Religion Network.
Anna Dadswell is a research fellow in the School of Allied Health and Social Care at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, U.K. She is co-author of “The Role of Religion, Spirituality and/or Belief in Positive Ageing for Older Adults” in the journal Geriatrics. For inquiries, contact the university press office.
Joanna Malone is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of York, where she investigates the role of religion in the work that schools do to foster notions of citizenship and national identity, how children and their parents experience these processes and what this means for children’s sense of belonging in wider society. She is […]
The Centre for Agening Better is an agency in the United Kingdom dedicated to informing the public about issues related to ageism and addressing discrimination and prejudice on the premise of someone’s age.