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Project publications

On this page you can learn about the publications, conference presentations, and media appearances that have come out of this project grant. It will be updated as more work becomes available. 

Journal articles

  • Bouma, G., Arunachalam, D., Gamlen, A., & Healy, E. 2021. "Religious diversity through a super-diversity lens: National, sub-regional and socio-economic religious diversities in Melbourne." Journal of Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/14407833211011256

  • Ezzy, D., Banham, R., & Beaman, L. 2021. "Religious diversity, legislation, and Christian privilege." Journal of Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/14407833211022036

  • Halafoff, A., Marriott, E., Smith, G., Weng, E., & Bouma, G. 2021. "Worldviews complexity in COVID-19 times: Australian media representations of religion, spirituality and non-religion in 2020." Religions 12(9). DOI: 10.3390/rel12090682 [open access:]

  • Weng, E., Halafoff, A., Barton, G., & Smith, G. 2021. "Higher Education, Exclusion, and Belonging: Religious Complexity, Coping and Connectedness Among International Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia". Journal of International Students 11(2). DOI: 10.32674/jis.v11iS2.3553 [open access:]

  • Weng, E., Halafoff, A., Campbell, D., Abur, W., Bouma, G., & Barton, G. 2021. "Whiteness, Religious Diversity and Relational Belonging: Opportunities and Challenges for African Migrants in Australia". Journal for the Academic Study of Religion 34(3). DOI: 10.1558/jasr.20745 [open access:]

  • Ezzy, D., Bouma, G., Barton, G., Halafoff, A., Banham, R., Jackson, R., & Beaman, L. 2020. "Religious Diversity in Australia: Rethinking Social Cohesion." Religions 11(2). DOI: 10.3390/rel11020092 [open access:]

  • Smith, G., & Halafoff, A. 2020. "Multifaith Third Spaces: Digital Activism, Netpeace, and the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change." Religions 11(3). DOI: 10.3390/rel11030105 [open access:]

  • Remund, A. 2019. "Facing the Other: Religious and Community Leaders’ Negotiations of Religious Difference in Hobart, Tasmania." Fieldwork in Religion 14(1): 33-52. DOI: 10.1558/firn.39234

Conference papers and presentations

  • Bouma, G. 2020. "The Radical Differentiation of Religion Challenges its Governance." 3rd Advancing Community Cohesion Conference, Western Sydney University, Australia, 10-13 February 2020.

  • Bouma, G. 2018. “Religious Diversity and Social Cohesion”. Australian Association for the Study of Religion Annual Conference, Auckland NZ, December 2018.

  • Bouma, G., Arunachalam, D., & Healy, E. 2018. “Religious Diversity and Social Cohesion in Australia: A Diversity of Diversities.” Urban Regeneration Movements in the Pacific Rim: Commemorative Conference for the 60th Anniversary of Rikkyo College of Sociology International Conference, November 10, 2018. 

  • Ezzy, D., Bouma, G., Barton, G., Halafoff, A., Beaman, L., & Jackson, R. 2019. "Religious Diversity in Australia: Early Findings". International Society for the Study of Religion Conference, Barcelona, 9-12 July 2019. 

  • Ezzy, D. 2018. "Living well with religious diversity: Deep equality in troubled times". Agnes Heller Lecture, La Trobe University 2018, December 6.

  • Doug Ezzy delivered the 2022 World Interfaith Harmony Week Lecture, titled 'Religious Freedom, Discrimination, and Living Well Together' (February 2022). You can watch the presentation here.

  • Anna Halafoff, Enqi Weng and Emily Marriot presented at an internal Deakin Religion, Society and Culture Network event about 'Melbourne Media Representations of Diverse Worldviews in Covid Times' (November 30 2021). 

  • Doug Ezzy, Anna Halafoff, Greg Barton, Enqi Weng, and Geraldine Smith presented their research during a panel at the International Society for the Sociology of Religion's 36th Conference (July 2021). Together, the team formed a panel titled 'Religious Diversity In Australia: Early Findings (La Diversité Religieuse En Australie : Premiers Résultats)'. 

  • Gary Bouma, Anna Halafoff, Greg Barton, Enqi Weng [panel chair], Geraldine Smith, Douglas Ezzy and Rebecca Banham presented early project findings at the Australian Association for the Study of Religion 2020 Conference (December 2020). You can watch the presentations below. 













  • Anna Halafoff and Geraldine Smith presented their research about religion and public life in Australia as part of a panel at The Australian Sociological Association [TASA] 2020 Conference (November 2020). The panel was chaired by Enqi Weng. You can watch the presentations below.











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