Dr Rosemary Hancock

Research Associate, Acting Managing Editor of Solidarity Journal


Email: rosemary.hancock@nd.edu.au

  • Biography

    Rosie is convenor of the Religion and Global Ethics program and is the Managing Editor of Solidarity: Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Auckland, an MA in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Sydney, and completed her PhD on Islamic Environmental Activism at the University of Sydney in 2015. Rosie is an Editorial Board Member of The Sociological Review, and the co-convener of the Sociology of Religion Thematic Group for The Australian Sociology Association.

    In 2017 Rosie was on secondment to the School of Arts & Sciences, where she taught in the Social Justice program. Prior to this she taught Philosophy and Ethics in the LOGOS program where she will return at the end of her secondment in 2019.

  • Teaching areas

    Rosie is not teaching in 2018. In 2017 she taught introductory social justice, social movement theory and community organizing, and social justice and the natural world in the Social Justice program.

    From 2014-2016 Rosie taught philosophy and ethics in the LOGOS program with a focus on environmental philosophies and ethics, Islamic philosophy and culture, feminist philosophy and political philosophy.

  • Research expertise and supervision

    Rosie's primary expertise is in the sociology of religion, particularly religious engagement in grassroots politics or progressive social causes (with a focus on Islamic environmentalism or Islamic social justice activism). She is currently researching the role of religion in broad-based community organizing, and a southern-theory approach to religious activism. Rosie also has an interest in gender and on-line religion.

  • Books

    Islamic environmentalism: Activism in the United States and Great Britain (London: Routledge, 2018)

  • Book chapters

    'Islamic Environmentalism in Great Britain' in Muslims and Political Participation in Great Britain, ed. Timothy Peace, (London: Routledge, 2015)

  • Journal articles and proceedings

    • 2017. 'National Security, Islamophobia, and religious freedom in the U.S.' in Journal of Religious and Political Practice, 4:1
    • 2015. 'Is there a paradox of Liberation and Religion? Muslim Environmentalists, Activism, and Religious Practice' in Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 28:1
  • Conference papers

    • 2017. 'Environmental conversions and Muslim activists: Producing knowledge at the intersection of politics and faith.' TASA conference, Perth, Australia
    • 2016. 'Flying While Muslim: Religious Freedom, Prejudice, and National Security in the U.S.' UNDA Institute for Ethics and Society Symposium on Religious Freedom, Sydney, Australia
    • 2016. 'Muslims and Social Justice Activism.' ISA World Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria
    • 2016. 'Digital Muslimat: Muslim women bloggers.' ISA World Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria
    • 2015. 'Muslims and Social Justice Activism in the U.S.' TASA conference, Cairns, Australia
    • 2014. 'Islamic Environmentalism.' ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan
    • 2013. 'Islamic Environmentalism, Activism, and Religious Practice' Australian Association for the Study of Religion conference, Adelaide, Australia
    • 2013. 'Islamic Environmental Activism in Diaspora Communities' Italian Society for the Study of the Middle East conference, Pavia, Italy
    • 2013. 'Framing Islamic Environmentalism in Islamic Environmental Organizations' Italian Society of Political Science, Florence, Italy
    • 2012. 'Islamic Environmentalism in Great Britain' University of Edinburgh's Al-Waleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • In the media

    "Faith and Creation: Possibilities of an 'Islamic' Environmental Ethic" on ABC Religion and Ethics, (10th September 2018). Available at: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2018/09/10/4894219.htm

    "Religious Faith and Political Engagement: Islamic Environmental Activism" on ABC Religion and Ethics, (21st September 2018) available at: https://www.abc.net.au/religion/islamic-environmental-activism/10292570

  • Professional affiliations

    • Co-convenor, Sociology of Religion Thematic Group, The Australian Sociology Association
    • Australian Association for the Study of Religion
  • Awards

    • 2018 Australian Academy of the Humanities ECR Travelling Fellowship
    • 2013 Equinox Press Postgraduate Essay Prize
    • 2012 Endeavour Award: Postgraduate Research Fellowship
  • Other

    2018 Mentee - ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship Mentoring Scheme