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Dr Josh Bullock

About

I am a criminology lecturer and sociologist of religion. 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 survey, social media and interview data, travelling to six countries (UK, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Norway and Romania) across 25 towns and cities. I am expecting to publish my monograph: Nonreligion & the Sunday Assembly based Routledge in 2020 as well as a number of forthcoming articles and chapters including ‘Nonreligion and Europe' in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Criminology

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

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

  • BSA Sociology of Religion (SocRel) Annual Conference July 2015:  The Sunday Assembly: Creating Community among the Nonreligious.
  •  "The Diversity of Nonreligion" & NSRN Conference, University of Zürich, Switzerland, July 2016: Reimagining the Secular: The Sunday Assembly Belonging without Believing.
  • The BSA Sociology of Religion (Socrel) annual conference, July 2017. Chaired session: Studying the Sunday Assembly through a Post-Christian Lens.
  • The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) annual conference, Washington DC, October 2017: Understanding Sunday Assembly Rituals through a Post-Christian Lens.
  • Understanding Unbelief conference, Canterbury. July 2018: Searching for a New Sense of Connection? An Early Analysis.
  • Worldviews in World View: Particularizing Secularism, Secularity and Nonreligion, King's College London, July 2018: Searching for a New Sense of Connection? Sociality of Non-belief in Comparative European Perspective – Preliminary Findings
  • BSA Sociology of Religion (SocRel) Annual Conference, July 2018: Searching for a New Sense of Connection? Sociality of Non-belief in Comparative European Perspective – Preliminary Findings.
  • British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR) and the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR), Queens University Belfast: Panel organised Unbelief Across Borders, September 2018: Reaching for a New Sense of Connection? The Diversity of Unbelief in Northern and Central Europe — An Early Analysis
  • Formatting non-religion in post-modern society - institutional and legal perspectives. Eurel Project, University of Oslo, September 2018: Reaching for a New Sense of Connection? From Truro to Transylvania.
  • Political Sociology Research Network 32 of the European Sociological Association (ESA), Prague, November 2019: ‘Nones' in the Populist Public Sphere: Non-Believing and Belonging amongst Millennials in Poland and Romania (paper delivered by David Herbert).
  • Understanding Unbelief closing conference, Rome May 2019: Reaching for a New Sense of Connection? The Sociality of Nonreligion in Europe
  • Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) Tartu, Estonia, June 2019: Reaching for a New Sense of Connection? The Sociality of Nonreligion in Europe (Bullock and Herbert) and Nonreligion and Europe (Bullock and Bullivant)

Publications

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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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