Professor Bryan Turner - Institute for Religion Politics & Society (Faculty of Education and Arts)

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I am currently the Presidential Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center The City University of New York where I am the Director of the Mellon Committee for the Study of Religion and the Director of the Institute for Religion Politics and Society at ACU (Melbourne Campus). My interests are in the sociology of religion and the sociology of citizenship and human rights. My recent research has focused on the Sharia in Australia (mainly Sydney) and the United States (mainly New York)and on the idea of Muslim subjectivities (in a research project in Melbourne, Paris and Detroit). I am also developing an international study of religion and happiness primarily among young people. I am with Irfan Ahmad the co-founder of the journal for Religious and Political Practice. I have also been the founding editor of two other journals - Citizenship Studies and Journal of Classical Sociology.My other research interest is in technology, ageing and the longevity project. I recently co-edited a special issue of Sociological Quarterly on technology and ageing.


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Research Interests

religion citizenship human rights law ageing ;

Methods Expertise

qualitative methods ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


The Future of Singapore

The Spirit of Luc Boltanski

The Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia

Other information

I was Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge UK (1998-2005)
and the Alona Evans Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College USA (2009-10).