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Matthew Vince – ‘Being There’: A brief reflection on shadowing Muslim RE teachers

Posted on 24 October 2017 by Michael Munnik

When I began my doctoral thesis - exploring the experiences of Muslim Religious Education (RE) teachers working in British secondary school contexts - I wanted an ethnographic aspect to the […]

Centre staff – Making a Halal Berger?

Posted on 24 July 2017 by Michael Munnik

Professor Peter L. Berger, one of the twentieth century’s most influential sociologists, died on 27 June 2017. In the 1960s his classic in the sociology of religion, The Sacred Canopy, […]

Riyaz Timol – Six Points for a Successful PhD

Posted on 4 July 2017 by Michael Munnik

Mosque in Bulgaria's 'icy mountains' where Riyaz Timol did fieldwork. Photo credit: Riyaz TimolIn late 2012, I commenced a PhD at Cardiff University’s Centre for the Study of Islam in […]

Sandra Maurer – Finding my place: researching and teaching sociology of Islam after Cardiff

Posted on 5 June 2017 by Mark Bryant

  At the beginning of May I had a short but wonderful visit to the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK for its first annual postgraduate symposium. […]

Michael Munnik – Stories and Story Tellers

Posted on 24 April 2017 by Mark Bryant

I look at how stories are shared, as well as who shares the stories, in my research on the news media. In a former life, I worked as a journalist, […]