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Dr Enqi Weng



Casual Research


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 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.

Research interests

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)

Units taught

ACX701 Communication Concepts

ALC215 Global Media

COMM 2336 New Media, New Asia, Bachelor of Communication (Media), RMIT University

ASR200 Religion, Spirituality and Popular Culture

Knowledge areas

Media and social/religious changes

Expanded sociological concept of 'religion'

Cultural/religious diversity


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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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