CRPL Seminar Series

We have a fortnightly seminar series where speakers from inside and outside the University of Leeds present current research on any aspect of religion that, in one way or another, intersects with public life locally, nationally or internationally. The seminars are open to all with an academic interest in the study of religion and public life.

Unless stated differently, all seminars will take place from 11.30am-1pm in Seminar Room 1.03, Botany House at Leeds University. Please contact Research Intern, Hollie Gowan at if you have any queries about attending upcoming seminars.

Seminars in Semester 2 of 2018-2019:


Thursday 31 January 2019

Dr Jonathon O’Donnell (Irish Research Centre in Dublin): “The Deliverance of the Administrative State: Political Demonology in Trump’s America”

Thursday 14 February 2019

Dr Katie Edwards (University of Sheffield): “Bad Romance? Representations of David and Bathsheba in Popular Culture and the Erasure of Sexual Violence”

Thursday 28 February 2019

Dr Josh Bullock (Kingston University): “The Diversity of Nonreligion in Europe”

Thursday 14 March 2019

Dr Dawn Llewellyn (University of Chester): “Narrating Choice, Narrating Vocation: Motherhood, Voluntary Childlessness and Christianity”

Thursday 28 March 2019

Kristi Boone (University of Leeds): “Divine Ambition: Tracing the Power of American Civil Religion through Presidential Campaign Rhetoric”

Thursday 9 May 2019

Dr Al McFadyen (University of Leeds): “Coercive Control, Domestic Violation and the Christian Doctrine of Sin”

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