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Research area lead: Professor Sylvia Collins-Mayo
The Religion, Public Institutions and Culture Research Group brings together colleagues in the criminology, sociology and politics department. The group has interests across a range of vibrant and contested fields including: religion, nonreligion, Covid-19, nationalism and national identity, gender and religion, migration and religion, religion and youth, sociology of urban religion, religion and families, animals and spirituality, religious imagery and language, religion and spirituality in healthcare settings. Whether we look at individual or group dynamics, religion has emerged as one of the most contested aspects of contemporary societies across the world in the twenty-first century.