Professor Jeremy Carrette
Professor of Religion and Culture
Head of Department
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My research examines interdisciplinary aspects of the study of religion and culture and focuses on questions of epistemology, power and the politics of knowledge. There are three main areas to my current work, covering my interests in religion, philosophy, politics and the history of ideas. First, I am completing two books on William James. Secondly, I am working on a long-term research project, started during my 2007 sabbatical on religion and globalization in relation to international institutions, with particular focus on Quakers and international relations. This has led to the development of an AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society research project, with Professor Hugh Miall (Department of International Relations and Politics, University of Kent) and a team of international researchers, to examine the nature and effectiveness of religious non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the United Nations. Thirdly, my work involves interdisciplinary links with projects in the Humanities at Kent on Cultural Memory and work in our departmental Centre for Religion in Contemporary Society.
I am on the editorial board of Foucault Studies and a member of the advisory board of the Foucault Society. I have also appeared on Radio 4 and BBC television discussing issues related to capitalism and religion, and spirituality and advertising.back to top
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Jeremy Carrette teaches modules on William James and on religion and sexuality.back to top