Professor David Herbert

About

My subject background is in sociology, media studies and religious studies. The main question I have tried to answer through my career is: how is it possible for people in fast changing societies and with many different views and backgrounds to find ways to live and work constructively together? To answer this question I have looked particularly at the role of religion, media and civil society in Europe and the Middle East. My current research project (Cultural Conflict 2.0) investigates how social media are re-shaping local community relations in multicultural neighbourhoods in Northern European cities (in Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands) that have been transformed by immigration in recent years.

Academic responsibilities

Professor of Sociology

Qualifications

  • BA Hons First Class University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • PG Dip HEHP Leeds Metropolitan University
  • PhD University of Leeds

Teaching and learning

Research

My subject background is in sociology, media studies and religious studies. The main question I have tried to answer through my research is: how is it possible for people in fast changing societies and with many different views and backgrounds to find ways to live and work constructively together? To answer this question I have looked particularly at the role of religion, media and civil society in Europe and the Middle East. My current research project (Cultural Conflict 2.0) investigates how social media are re-shaping local community relations in multicultural neighbourhoods in Northern European cities (in Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands) that have been transformed by immigration in recent years.

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 17.

Article

Fisher-Hoyrem, Stefan and Herbert, David (2019) "When you live here, that’s what you get" : other-, ex-, and non-religious outsiders in the Norwegian Bible belt. Religions, 10(11), p. 611. ISSN (online) 2077-1444

Herbert, David (2014) Racism in the Netherlands: a social scientific analysis of the dynamics of the Dutch multicultural backlash. Frame: Journal for Literary Studies, 27(2), ISSN (print) 0924-7750

Book Section

Lovheim, Mia, Jernsletten, Haakon H., Herbert, David, Lundby, Knut and Hjarvard, Stig (2018) Attitudes : tendencies and variations. In: Lundby, Knut, (ed.) Contesting religion : the media dynamics of cultural conflicts in Scandinavia. Berlin, Germany : Walter de Gruyter. pp. 33-50. ISBN 9783110501711

Hansen, Janna and Herbert, David (2018) Life in the spotlight : Danish Muslims, dual identities, and living with a hostile media. In: Lundby, Knut, (ed.) Contesting religion : the media dynamics of cultural conflicts in Scandinavia. Berlin, Germany : Walter de Gruyter. pp. 205-222. ISBN 9783110501711

Herbert, David (2018) Perspectives : theorizing mediatized civic settings and cultural conflict. In: Lundby, Knut, (ed.) Contesting religion : the media dynamics of cultural conflicts in Scandinavia. Berlin, Germany : Walter de Gruyter. pp. 155-170. ISBN 9783110501711

Herbert, David (2017) Theorising mediatisation and religious agency in European global cities. In: Garbin, David and Strhan, Anna, (eds.) Religion and the global city. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 116-134. (Bloomsbury Studies in Religion, Space and Place) ISBN 9781474272421

Herbert, David (2016) Causes of the Dutch multicultural reversal: a cautionary tale about being too democratic in the media age. In: Llewellyn, Dawn and Sharma, Sonya, (eds.) Religion, equalities, and inequalities. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 49-61. (Theology and religion in interdisciplinary perspective series in association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group) ISBN 9781472439963

Herbert, David (2015) Theorising religious republicisation in Europe: religion, media and public controversy in the Netherlands and Poland, 2000-2012. In: Granholm, K. , Moberg, M. and Sjo, Sofia, (eds.) Religion, media and social change. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 54-70. ISBN 9780415742825

Herbert, David (2014) Religion, de-traditionalization and backlashes against multiculturalism in Northern Europe: a comparison of Dutch, Northern Irish and English cases (2001-11). In: Wolfe, John, (ed.) Irish religious conflict in comparative perspective: Catholics, Protestants and Muslims. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 206-225. ISBN 9781137351890

Conference or Workshop Item

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)

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)

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