Studies in religion projects

  • syringe; Image via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

    Improving Vaccination Rates in Australia: Analysing Media, Religion and Policy

    January 2017December 2019
    Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Research Fellowship
  • Krishna and Arjun on the chariot, Mahabharata, 18th-19th century, India, by Anonymous (Smithsonian Freer Sackler Gallery) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    Cosmology, the earth and politicised territory in the Mahābhārata

    November 2015February 2016
    Summer Research Scholarship
  • Power II You: Freedom and Trust in Organizational Leadership

    July 2020
    Leadership studies have blossomed in recent decades. Many researchers take developments in science, economics, medicine, or politics as their guide when advancing theories in leadership. Others seek insights from great leaders of yesteryear, presidents and prime ministers, coaches, or titans of industry today. Some mine sacred scripture.
  • Vaccine Uptake Challenges and Mass Persuasion

    May 2020
    Tom Aechtner, Senior Lecturer in Studies in Religion, recently discussed vaccine uptake challenges among a panel of experts exploring: Precedents for the Unprecedented: COVID-19 Historical Perspectives. Tom Aechtner has recently published on book that examines why the religion-science skirmishes known as the Evolution Wars have persisted into the 21st century, considering the influences of mass media in relation to decision-making.
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    Making it Real, Taking Learning Outside the Classroom

    Studies in Religion deepens students’ learning about difference and identity through experiential and place-based learning.
  • Sri Selva Vinayaka Temple

    The Queensland Atlas of Religion

    January 2020December 2022
    ARC Linkage Project
    This new project will investigate, document and interpret the diversity of religion and religious practices in Queensland's past and present. Using an inter-disciplinary approach, it will generate the first major scholarly treatment of religions in Queensland via a large public reference website.