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Dr Enqi Weng



Casual Research Fellow


Faculty of Arts and Education


Alfred Deakin Institute


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, RMIT University, 2018
Master of Global Media Communication, University of Melbourne, 2012

+61 3 924 46764

Biography summary

Enqi Weng is a media academic and sociologist of religion. She completed her PhD in the School of Media and Communications at RMIT University in 2018 and has since published her monograph 'Media Perceptions of Religious Changes in Australia: Of Dominance and Diversity' (Routledge, 2020). She is currently a Research Fellow on these projects:

- ARC Discovery ‘Religious diversity in Australia: Strategies to
maintain social cohesion’

- ARC Linkage 'Mapping Social Services in Multicultural Cities'

- (and Co-Investigator) INSBS '(Con)spirituality, Science and the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia: Material and Digital Practices' 

She also teaches across media and religious studies units at Deakin. 

Research interests

Religion and media; religious/cultural diversity; religious literacy and education; religion and social change; the sociological sacred


Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR)
International Society for the Sociology of Religion (SISR/ISSR)
International Society for Media, Religion and Culture (ISMRC)
The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)

Units taught

ACX701 Communication Concepts

ALC215 Global Media

ASR300 - Religion, Rights and Governance

ASR200 Religion, Spirituality and Popular Culture

Knowledge areas

Religion and media; religious/cultural diversity; religious literacy and education; religion and social change; the sociological sacred

Professional activities

Reviews Editor, Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture

Co-Convenor, Religion Thematic Group, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)

Communications Officer, Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR)

Research groups

Religion, Society and Culture Research Network


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Media perceptions of religious changes in Australia of dominance and diversity

Enqi Weng

(2020), Abingdon, Eng., A1


A social marketing perspective of young adults' concepts of eating for health: is it a question of morality?

Linda Brennan, Karen Klassen, Enqi Weng, Shinyi Chin, Annika Molenaar, Michael Reid, Helen Truby, Tracy McCaffrey

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-14, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Media representations of religion, spirituality and non-religion in Australia

Enqi Weng, Anna Halafoff

(2020), Vol. 11, pp. 1-16, Religions, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Through a National Lens Darkly: Religion as a Spectrum

Enqi Weng

(2019), Vol. 32, pp. 3-26, Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

The heavens opened and cried: mediatised national mourning for Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew

Enqi Weng

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 65-85, Asian communication research, Seoul, Korea, C1

journal article

The Trappings of Time: The Effects of Global Social Media Uprisings on Singapore's Political Scene

E Weng

(2012), pp. 151-164, Movements in Time Revolution, Social Justice and Times of Change, Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Observing the impact of locative media on the public space of contemporary cities

E Weng

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 1-10, Polymath: an interdisciplinary arts and sciences journal, Edwardsville, Ill., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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