Enqi Weng is a Research Fellow to the ARC Discovery Project 'Religious diversity in Australia: Strategies to maintain social cohesion' (DP180101664). Her monograph 'Media Perceptions of Religious Changes in Australia: Of Dominance and Diversity' is now out with Routledge (2020). She teaches media and religious units here at Deakin.
She was formerly a a Research Assistant to the UNESCO Chair of Cultural Diversity and Social Justice at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.
Her doctoral thesis argues for an expanded understanding of religion in popular consciousness. It examined religious changes and changing attitudes toward religion through a study of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Q&A program using an expanded categorisation of religion into conventional religion, common religion and common religion. More broadly, her research interrogates the relationship between media, culture and society, with a particular interest in media's influences and effects on religious and social changes. She was a contributor on the Melbourne team involved in the "Religion on an Ordinary Day" media project (2013-2015) that was part of the Religion & Diversity Project housed at the University of Ottawa.
Born and raised in Singapore, she had over seven years of industry experience in marketing communications/branding working within commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
Media and social/religious changes; cultural/religious diversity; expanding sociological concept of religion
Australian & New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)
Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR)
Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
International Society for the Sociology of Religion (SISR/ISSR)
International Society for Media, Religion and Culture (ISMRC)
The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
ACX701 Communication Concepts
ALC215 Global Media
COMM 2336 New Media, New Asia, Bachelor of Communication (Media), RMIT University
ASR200 Religion, Spirituality and Popular Culture
Media and social/religious changes
Expanded sociological concept of 'religion'
(2020), Abingdon, Eng., A1
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
Enqi Weng, Anna Halafoff
(2020), Vol. 11, pp. 1-16, Religions, Basel, Switzerland, C1
(2019), Vol. 32, pp. 3-26, Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, Sydney, N.S.W., C1
(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 65-85, Asian communication research, Seoul, Korea, C1
(2012), pp. 151-164, Movements in Time Revolution, Social Justice and Times of Change, Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng., B1-1
(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 1-10, Polymath: an interdisciplinary arts and sciences journal, Edwardsville, Ill., C1-1
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