2018 Conference Keynote - Dr Bryan Turner

Bryan TurnerThe Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Conference on Citizenship, Bryan Turner is one of the world’s leading sociologists of religion; he has also devoted attention to sociological theory, the study of human rights, and the sociology of the body. His recent research involves the role of religion in contemporary Asia and the changing nature of citizenship in a globalising world.

Turner has written, coauthored, or edited more than seventy books and more than two hundred articles and chapters, including most recentlyThe Religious and the Political: A Comparative Sociology of Religion (2013) and Religion and Modern Society: Citizenship, Secularisation and the State (2011), both published by Cambridge University Press.

Turner has had university appointments in Europe, Australia, Singapore, and the United States. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds and has been awarded the Doctor of Letters from both Flinders University in South Australia and the University of Cambridge. In 2015 he was awarded the Max Planck Research Award. From June 2016 Turner is the Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity in Potsdam.

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2018 Conference Keynote - Dr Bryan Turner 5/30/2017
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