AsPr Andrew Singleton

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head Of School (Research)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Monash University, 1994
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2000

Biography

Andrew is one of Australia's leading sociologists of religion. His research interests include spirituality, youth religion, new religious movements, global Christianity, secularisation, non-religion, religious change, religious movements in the Global South. Andrew has presented and published extensively in these areas both nationally and internationally. He is author of Religion, Culture and Society: A Global Approach (Sage 2014) and The Spirit of Generation Y: Young People’s Spirituality in a Changing Australia (with M. Mason & R. Webber, Garrett Publications, 2007). He is a skilled quantitative and qualitative researcher and specialises in mixed-method projects.

Andrew is a multi award-winning educator, has contributed chapters to edited collections and supervised many Masters and PhD theses in the sociology of religion, as well as gender studies, health and media. He currently teaches social research methods (qual. and quant.) including SPSS

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Research interests

Sociology of religion: spirituality, youth religion, new religious movements, global Christianity, secularisation, non-religion, religious change, religious movements in the Global South
Gender: men, masculinity, gender and the media
Research methods: quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods.

Units taught

AIX707: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

AIX708: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

ASC250: SOCIAL RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION

Knowledge areas

Sociology of religion: spirituality, youth religion, new religious movements, global Christianity, secularisation, non-religion, religious change, religious movements in the Global South
Gender: men, masculinity, gender and the media
Research methods: quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods.

Expertise

Religion in Australia: all aspects; Religious change internationally
  • Religion

Awards

• Monash Faculty of Arts Award for Teaching Excellence (2012)
• Monash Dean’s Teaching Award (2008)
• Monash Faculty of Arts  Dean’s Commendation of Excellence in Teaching for outstanding teaching in unit SCY 4540 (2008)
• Monash Faculty of Arts  Dean’s Commendation for Excellent Results in Unit Evaluation for units SCY 2460/3460 (2010).

Publications

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2016

Seven heavens? The character and importance of afterlife belief among contemporary Australians

A/Prof Andrew Singleton

(2016), Vol. 21, pp. 167-184, Mortality, London, Eng., C1

journal

Contemporary sociological approaches to spirituality

A/Prof Andrew Singleton

(2016), pp. 39-50, Spirituality across disciplines: research and practice, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter
2015

Are religious ‘nones’ secular? The case of the nones in Australia

A/Prof Andrew Singleton

(2015), Vol. In press, pp. 1-5, Journal of beliefs and values: studies in religion and education, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Religion, culture and society: a global approach

A/Prof Andrew Singleton

(2014), London, Eng., A1-1

book
2013

Echoes of the past: the influence of spiritualism on contemporary belief

A/Prof Andrew Singleton

(2013), pp. 35-50, The Spiritualist Movement: Speaking with the Dead in America and around the World, Santa Barbara, California, B1-1

chapter