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Lifetime achievement award

British Sociological Association

Study Group for the Sociology of Religion

presented by Dr Abby Day, July 2015

Study group presentation

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Honorary doctorate awarded May 2014

"Docteur ès Sciences des Religions, honoris causa"

Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ceremony

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audio recordings of the

F.D. Maurice Lectures
given at King’s College London
18-20 March, 2014

“Religion and sociology: a marriage made in heaven or hell?”

click here for Lecture 1

click here for Lecture 2

click here for Lecture 3

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Curriculum vitae



PhD students


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Latest books and reports by Jim Beckford

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Migration and Religion. 2 vols.

Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015

ISBN: 978 1 78347 257 4

1,424 pp.




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The Centrality of Religion in Social Life. Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford

edited by Eileen Barker

Ashgate Publishing, October 2008




SAGE Handbook

 Co-edited with N.J. Demerath III

 The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

Sage Publications, October 2007

xvii + 746 pp.




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With Danièle Joly and Farhad Khosrokhavar

Les musulmans en prison en Grande Bretagne et en France

 Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2007



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Co-edited with John Walliss 

Theorising Religion. Classical and Contemporary Debates 

Ashgate, 2006



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With Danièle Joly and Farhad Khosrokhavar

Muslims in Prison: Challenge and Change in Britain and France

Palgrave, 2005


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'Review of the Evidence Base on Faith Communities'

Department for Communities and Local Government

(With R. Gale, D. Owen, C. Peach & P. Weller)

April 2006

117 pages



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Teoria społeczna a religia

(Polish translation by Magdalena Kunz and Tomasz Kunz of

Social Theory and Religion

Krakow: Nomos, 2006)



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University of Warwick
United Kingdom

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