Dr Jenny Butler holds a Lectureship in the Department of Study of Religions at University College Cork where she teaches on contemporary religions in Ireland, Western Esotericism and new religious movements. She was formerly a Lecturer with the Department of Folklore and Ethnology (2002-2013).  She is a member of UCC‟s Marginalized and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre (MEWSC). Her research interests include contemporary Paganism, new religious movements, death studies, and Irish popular/folk religion. She has published widely on the topic of Irish Paganism and is currently working on her book entitled 21st Century Irish Paganism: Worldview, Ritual, Identity, which will be published by Ashgate.

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