In partnership with the details of the other four lectures – by Grace Davie, Callum Brown, Jonathan Lanman and Humeira Iqtidar – and details of the relationship between the Religious Studies Project and the NSRN.

This podcast in particular is a lecture delivered by Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, entitled “Multiple Secularities: Toward a Cultural Sociology of Secular-Religious Distinctions”. This was one of the keynote lectures at the NSRN’s 2012 Conference at Goldsmiths, University of London, in July 2012.


Monika Wohlrab-Sahr is a professor of cultural sociology at the University of Leipzig in Germany, with an interest in secularization, Islam in Western Societies, and qualitative methodology. In addition to many papers in German, she has also published in English, and these publications include the articles “Secularization as Conflict” in Social Compass (2008), “The Stable Third: Non-religiosity in Germany,” in  What the World Believes. Analyses and Commentary on the Religion Monitor 2008 edited by Bertelsmann Stiftung (2009), and “Contested Secularities: Religious Minorities and Secular Progressivism in the Netherlands” in the Journal of Religion in Europe (2012).

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