Academia

Publications

2019 ‘Scientology Inside Out: Complex Religious Belonging in the Church of Scientology and the Free Zone’ (co-authored with Gregg, S. E.), in Chryssides, G. and Gregg, S. E. (eds), The Insider/Outsider Debate: New Perspectives in the Study of Religions, Equinox, pp. 350-370.

2019 ‘Research Notes: A Case Study of Religious Experience in the Adventures of Tintin’, The Theology, Religion and Popular Culture Review, Vol. 1, pp. 5-8. Available at https://www.religionpopculture.com/trpc-review#/no-1-october-2019.

Conference Papers and Roundtables

‘Taking a STAND: The Church of Scientology, Media Exposés, and Religious Legitimacy’ – British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference, Leeds Trinity University, UK (02/09/2019).

‘“Clear Body, Clear Mind”: An Analysis of the Church of Scientology’s Purification Rundown’ – British Association for the Study of Religions / Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (Joint Conference), University of Belfast, UK (03/09/2018).

‘The Challenges for Scholarly Engagement with the Church of Scientology and Free Zone in the Field’ – Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective: Publics and Performances, The Open University, UK (21/02/2018).

‘Making Connections’ (Roundtable) – Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective: Publics and Performances, The Open University, UK (20/02/2018).

‘The Material Culture of Scientology: The Evolution of Hubbard’s Auditing “Tech” and E-Meters’ – American Academy of Religions Annual Meetings, Boston, USA (20/11/2017).

‘A Weekend at Hubbard’s: The Conflicting Narratives of the Life and Death of L. Ron Hubbard in Various Scientologies’ – British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference, University of Chester, UK (06/09/2017).

‘Developing the Theory and Physical Technology of Scientology: Approaching the Study of Hubbard’s Auditing “Tech”’ – British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference, University of Wolverhampton, UK (06/09/2016).

‘Scientology Beyond the Church: The Practice of Auditing in the Free Zone’ – British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference, University of Kent, UK (08/09/2015).

‘“The End of the World is at Hand!” – Religious Experience and Mental Illness in The Adventures of Tintin’ – British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK (04/09/2014).

‘Outsider Perspectives of the Auditing Process within Scientology: An Examination of the Influence of the Media’ – Scientology in Scholarly Perspective, Faculty for Comparative Studies of Religions, Antwerp, Belgium (25/01/2014).

Scholarships and Awards

CHASE Student Placement Award (2017)

CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South East England)
PhD Scholarship (2016)
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

British Association for the Study of Religions Bursary (2015)

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