Renny Thomas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, India.
He was a Charles Wallace Fellow in Social Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK (2017-2018). He was also a recipient of American Academy of Religion’s Collaborative International Research Grant, New York, USA (2015-2016). His recent publications include, “Rational Believers: Religion, Spirituality and Tradition among Indian Scientists.” In Science, Belief and Society: International Perspectives on Religion, Non-Religion and the Public Understanding of Science (Eds. Stephen Jones, Tom Kaden and Rebecca Catto). Bristol, UK: Bristol University Press (2019); “Beyond Conflict and Complementarity: Science and Religion in Contemporary India.” Science, Technology and Society (Sage) 23 (1): 47-64 (2018); “Religious Rites and Scientific Communities: Ayudha Puja as ‘Culture’ at the Indian Institute of Science.” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science (Wiley) 53 (1): 95-122 (2018); “Narratives in Feminist Sociology of Science: Contextualizing the Experiences(s) of Women Scientists in India”, in Gita Chadha and M.T Joseph (eds) Re-Imagining Sociology in India: Feminist Perspectives, London: Routledge (2018); “Atheism and Unbelief among Indian Scientists: Towards an Anthropology of Atheism(s).” Society and Culture in South Asia (Sage), 3(1): 45-67 (2017). He is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled, Scientifically Religious, Religiously Scientific: Science and Religion in Contemporary India. He is also working on an edited volume on scientism and scientific method.