Shanon Shah Mohd Sidik


    • WC2B 6NR

      United Kingdom

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    Research interests (short)

    • Religion, gender, and sexuality
    • Religion, ethnicity, and nationalism
    • Representations of religion in art and popular culture
    • Religious innovation and fluidity
    • Contemporary movements and trends in Islam and Christianity in Malaysia and Britain

    Biographical details

    I joined King’s as Lecturer in Religion and Social Science in September 2018, having also completed my postgraduate studies here – I was awarded my doctorate in the sociology of religion in 2015. Before coming to King’s, I was a research officer at Inform, contributing research on new religious movements, particularly those associated with Islam and Judaism. Before that, I was Associate Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Kent and a research intern at the William Temple Foundation.

    I embarked on an academic career after having spent several years in my native Malaysia working in human rights advocacy, journalism, music, and theatre. I continue to balance my academic scholarship with more creative and community-based efforts in Britain and Malaysia. 

    Education/Academic qualification

    Sociology of Religion, Doctor of Social Science, The Making of a Gay Muslim: Social Constructions of Religion, Sexuality and Identity in Malaysia and Britain, King's College London (KCL)

    1 Jan 20121 Aug 2015

    Award Date: 1 Aug 2015

    Religion in Contemporary Society, Master of Arts, Liberating Religion: How Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Anglicans are Redefining the Church of England, King's College London (KCL)

    1 Sept 20101 Dec 2011

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2012

    Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, RMIT University

    1 Feb 199731 Dec 2000

    Award Date: 31 Dec 2000

    External positions

    Research and Development, New Horizons In British Islam

    1 Apr 2017 → …

    Deputy Editor of Critical Muslim, The Muslim Institute

    1 Jul 2013 → …


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