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A/Prof. 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 Singleton

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

journal

Contemporary sociological approaches to spirituality

A 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 Singleton

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

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2015

Are religious 'nones' secular? The case of the nones in Australia

A Singleton

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 239-243, Journal of beliefs and values: studies in religion and education, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Religion, culture and society: a global approach

A Singleton

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

book
2013

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

A Singleton

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

chapter
2012

Beyond heaven? Young people and the afterlife

A Singleton

(2012), Vol. 27, pp. 453-468, Journal of contemporary religion, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2011

The impact of World Youth Day on religious practice

A Singleton

(2011), Vol. 32, pp. 57-68, Journal of beliefs and values, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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2010

Models of youth ministry in action: the dynamics of christian youth ministry in an Australian city

R Webber, A Singleton, M Joyce, A Dorissa

(2010), Vol. 105, pp. 204-215, Religious education: the official journal of the Religious Education Association, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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2008

"It's because of the invincibility thing": young men, masculinity, and testicular cancer

A Singleton

(2008), Vol. 7, pp. 40-58, International journal of men's health, United States, C1-1

journal
2007

The spirituality of young Australians

M Mason, A Singleton, R Webber

(2007), Vol. 12, pp. 149-163, International journal of children's spirituality, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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2004

A comparative study of the successful management of religious diversity: Melbourne and Hong Kong

G Bouma, A Singleton

(2004), Vol. 19, pp. 5-24, International sociology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Spirituality in adolescence and young adulthood: a method for a qualitative study

A Singleton, M Mason, R Webber

(2004), Vol. 9, pp. 247-262, International journal of children's spirituality, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Good advice for godly men: oppressed men in Christian men's self-help literature

A Singleton

(2004), Vol. 13, pp. 153-164, Journal of gender studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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2003

Men getting real? A study of relationship change in two men's groups

A Singleton

(2003), Vol. 39, pp. 131-147, Journal of sociology, London, Eng., C1-1

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2002

The importance of narrative in negotiating otherworldly experiences: the case of speaking in tongues

A Singleton

(2002), Vol. 12, pp. 351-373, Narrative inquiry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2001

"Your faith has made you well": the role of storytelling in the experience of miraculous healing

A Singleton

(2001), Vol. 43, pp. 121-138, Review of religious research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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No sympathy for the devil: narratives about evil

A Singleton

(2001), Vol. 16, pp. 177-191, Journal of contemporary religion, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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, Dr Paul Myers

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

No completed student supervisions to report