Dr Mathew Guest is Reader in the Sociology of Religion in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University. His work focuses on the sociology of Christianity as framed by the principal institutions of western societies, and on the negotiation of religious (particularly Christian and Muslim) identities within university contexts. His books include ‘Evangelical Identity and Contemporary Culture’ (Paternoster, 2007), and the co-authored ‘Bishops, Wives and Children: Spiritual Capital Across the Generations’ (Ashgate, 2007) and ‘Christianity and the University Experience’ (Bloomsbury, 2013). His current research concerns university chaplaincy and representations of Islam within UK universities.
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Dr Kristin Aune is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University. She is a sociologist and her research focuses on religion, gender, feminism and higher education. Her books include the co-edited 'Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America' (Routledge, 2017), and the co-authored 'Christianity and the University Experience' (Bloomsbury, 2013) and 'Reclaiming the F Word: Feminism Today' (Zed, 2013). Her current research is on university chaplaincy, and on church responses to domestic violence.
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