Dr Josh Bullock

About

I am a criminology and sociology lecturer. My research predominantly focuses on nonreligion, but I am interested in how and where people find a sense of connection, as well as what values and beliefs people hold (especially Millennials). From 2018-2019 I worked as a postdoctoral researcher (Co-I) on an Understanding Unbelief grant called "Reaching for a New Sense of Connection?" which contributed to mapping the diversity of people who say they have no religion by using surveys, social media, and interview data, travelling to six countries (UK, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Norway, and Romania) across 25 towns and cities. My recent publications include ‘Nonreligion and Europe' in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe. My most recent projects focus on nationalism, religion, and anti-immigrant sentiment, as well as vaccine hesitancy. 

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology

Qualifications

  • PhD, Kingston University, London
  • MSc Social and Cultural Theory, University of Bristol
  • BA Media and Cultural Studies and Sociology, The University of the West of England

Teaching and learning

I am the module leader for Crime, Law and Justice (Level 4), Crime on Screen, Researching Law and Society (Level 5), and Sociology/Criminology dissertations (Level 6).

Qualifications and expertise

  • Fellow (FHEA)

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

2018-2019

Project: 'Reaching for a New Sense of Connection? Towards a Deeper Understanding of the Sociality of Generation Y Non-Believers in Northern and Central Europe.' £99,993

Role: Co-investigator, postdoctoral researcher. Funder: The Templeton Foundation

2020

Project: Nonreligion, Values and European Migration, £6530

Role: P.I. Funder: Kingston University

2021

Project: Religion and Vaccine Hesitancy, £1000

Role: P.I. Funder: Kingston University

Qualifications and expertise

  • University of Amsterdam Digital Research Methods Winter School 2018

Areas of specialism

  • Religion
  • Nonreligion
  • Research methods

Publications

Number of items: 22.

Article

Bullock, Josh, Lane, Justin E. and Shults, F. LeRon (2022) What causes COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy? Ignorance and the lack of bliss in the United Kingdom. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9, p. 87. ISSN (online) 2662-9992

Bullock, Josh, Lane, Justin.E, Mikloušić, Igor and Shults, LeRon (2020) Modelling threat causation for religiosity and Nationalism in Europe. arXiv,

Herbert, David and Bullock, Josh (2020) Reaching for a new sense of connection : soft atheism and 'patch and make do' spirituality amongst nonreligious European millennials. Culture and Religion, 21(2), pp. 157-177. ISSN (print) 1475-5610

Book Section

Herbert, David and Bullock, Josh (2022) The diversity of nonreligion : meaning-making, activism and towards a theory of nonreligious identity and group formation. In: Zwilling, Anne-Laure and Arsheim, Helge, (eds.) Nonreligion in late modern societies. Cham, Switzerland : Springer. (Boundaries of religious freedom : regulating religion in diverse societies) ISSN (print) 2214-5281 ISBN 9783030923945

Bullock, Josh and Bullivant, Stephen (2021) Non-religion and Europe. In: Davie, Grace and Leustean, Lucian N., (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. pp. 551-567. ISBN 9780198834267

Conference or Workshop Item

Bullock, Josh and Herbert, David (2021) Soft atheism and 'patch and make do' spirituality amongst nonreligious European millennials. In: Beyond Binaries in the Sociology of Religion : British Sociological Association : Sociology of Religion Study Group Annual Conference; 13 - 15 Jul 2021, Held online. (Unpublished)

Bullock, Josh (2020) The relationships between religiosity, nationalism, and anti-immigrant sentiment? A preliminary simulation. In: 11th Annual Faculty Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Science Research; 22 Jun 2020, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Bullock, Josh and Herbert, David (2019) 'Nones' in the populist public sphere : non-believing and belonging amongst millennials in Poland and Romania. In: Fragile Europe : 5th Midterm Conference; 02 - 03 Nov 2018, Prague, Czech Republic. (Unpublished)

Herbert, David and Bullock, Josh (2019) Reaching for a new sense of connection? The sociality of nonreligion in Europe in Europe. In: Religion – Continuations and Disruptions: 17th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions; 25 - 29 Jun 2019, Tartu, Estonia. (Unpublished)

Bullivant, Stephen and Bullock, Josh (2019) Nonreligion and Europe. In: Religion – Continuations and Disruptions: 17th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions; 25 - 29 Jun 2019, Tartu, Estonia. (Unpublished)

Bullock, Josh and Herbert, David (2019) Reaching for a new sense of connection? The sociality of nonreligion in Europe. In: Cultures of unbelief; 28 - 30 May 2019, Rome, Italy. (Unpublished)

Bullock, Josh and Herbert, David (2018) Reaching for a new sense of connection? From Truro to Transylvania. In: Formatting nonreligion in late modern societies : institutional and legal perspectives.; 26 - 28 Sep 2018, Oslo, Norway. (Unpublished)

Herbert, David and Bullock, Josh (2018) Reaching for a new sense of connection? The diversity of unbelief in Northern and Central Europe : an early analysis. In: Borders and boundaries : 'Religion' on the periphery; 03 – 05 Sep 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Unpublished)

Bullock, Josh and Herbert, David (2018) Reaching for a new sense of connection? The diversity of unbelief in Northern and Central Europe : an early analysis. In: Religion and Education; 10 - 12 July 2018, Glasgow, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Herbert, David and Bullock, Josh (2018) Reaching for a new sense of connection? Towards a deeper understanding of the sociality of Generation Y non-believers in Northern and Central Europe. In: Understanding Unbelief Workshop; 02 - 04 Jul 2018, Canterbury, Kent. (Unpublished)

Herbert, David and Bullock, Josh (2018) Reaching for a new sense of connection? The diversity of unbelief in Northern and Central Europe : an early analysis. In: Worldviews in World View : Particularizing Secularism, Secularity and Nonreligion; 05 - 06 Jul 2018, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Bullock, Josh (2018) Sunday assembly : a ‘radically inclusive’ congregation? In: British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group Annual Response Day : Faiths & Civil Society: Building Bridges or Walls?; 02 May 2018, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Bullock, Josh (2017) Understanding Sunday Assembly rituals through a post-Christian lens. In: SSSR/RRA 2017 Annual Meeting; 12 - 14 Oct 2017, Washington, DC, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Bullock, Josh (2017) Studying the Sunday Assembly through a post-Christian lens. In: On the Edge? Centres and Margins in the Sociology of Religion; 12 -14 Jul 2017, Leeds, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Bullock, Josh (2016) Reimagining the secular : the Sunday assembly – belonging without believing. In: “The Diversity of Nonreligion” Closing Conference & NSRN Annual Conference 2016; 07 – 09 Jul 2016, Zurich, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Bullock, Josh (2015) The Sunday Assembly : creating community among the nonreligious. In: Foundations and Futures : British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group Annual Conference; 07 – 09 Jul 2015, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Thesis

Bullock, Josh (2018) The sociology of the Sunday assembly : 'belonging without believing' in a post-Christian context. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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