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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

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

Review essay : making sense of the world of faith: recent trends in data, methods and explanations of religious change

A/Prof Andrew Singleton

(2016), Vol. 29, pp. 94-107, Journal for the academic study of religion, Sheffield, Eng., C1

journal
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

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Australian Young People's Perspectives on Religions and Non-religious Worldviews

A/Prof Mary Louise Rasmussen, Prof Gary Bouma, A/Prof Andrew Singleton, Dr Anna Halafoff

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2017: $58,861

Let the dead speak: Social engagement in a new religious movement

Dr Matthew Tomlinson, A/Prof Andrew Singleton

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2017: $26,102

Industry and Other Funding

Anglican identity in Australia

A/Prof Andrew Singleton

  • 2016: $7,000
  • 2015: $3,000

Evaluation of Phunktional Theatre Company Performances

A/Prof Andrew Singleton, EM/Prof Ruth Webber

  • 2016: $30,000
  • 2015: $30,000

Supervisions

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