Professor Eileen Barker

Sociology

Elected 1998

1998
Religion, Sociology

Sociologist of Religion, specialising in minority religions, including those popularly referred to as 'cults' or 'sects', and social reactions to them. Areas of interest: West and East Europe; North America; East Asia. Founder and Honorary Director of INFORM

Current post

Professor Emeritus of Sociology with Special Reference to the Study of Religion, London School of Economics and Political Science

Past appointments

Unknown Unknown Professor Emeritus of Sociology with Special Reference to the Study of Religion, London School of Economics and Political Science

Jan 2004 -

London School of Economics and Political Science University of London Professor of Sociology with special reference to the Study of Religion

Jan 1992 -

London School of Economics and Political Science University of London Professor Emeritus of Sociology with Special Reference to the Study of Religion, London School of Economics and Political Science

Jan 1992 -

London School of Economics and Political Science University of London Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader in Sociology

Jan 1970 - Jan 1992

Publications

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII, Proceedings of the British Academy, 161 Bryan Ronald Wilson 1926-2004 2009

Misconceptions of the Religious “Other”: The Importance for Human Rights of Objective and Balanced Knowledge International Journal for the Study of New Religions 2010

The Centrality of Religion in Social Life: Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford (ed.) 2008

Stepping out of the Ivory Tower: A Sociological Engagement in 'The Cult Wars' Methodological Innovations Online 2011

Revisionism and Diversification in New Religious Movements. 2013

The Making of a Moonie: brainwashing or choice? 1984

New Religious Movements: A Practical Introduction 1989

The Scientific Study of Religion? You must be Joking! J the Scientific Study of Religion 1995

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