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Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Nixon, Alan

Parramatta | Australia
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Alan Nixon is Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology of Religion (Secular, Non-Religion and Atheism Focused) in the Religion and Society Research Cluster at Western Sydney University.

His research interests are in Sociology of Religion/Nonreligion and Digital Sociology. Alan’s latest publications are “Australia: Conflict not Competition” in The Atheist Bus Campaign (2016), “Going with the Flow: Indigenous Non-religion not Atheism” in Religion and Non-Religion Among Australian Aboriginal Peoples (2016), “A Place to Stand: Digital Sociology and the Archimedean Effect” in the Journal of Sociology (2017) and “The Case of Non-Religious Asylum Seekers” in the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion (In Press, 2019). He is also currently producing two books on digital sociology and religion (SAGE and DeGruyter – forthcoming 2019) and a monograph on the New Atheism (Bloomsbury – forthcoming, 2019). Alan is co-convenor of the Sociology of Religion Thematic Group of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and Communications Officer for the International Sociological Association’s (ISA) Research Committee 22 (Religion).