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Linda Woodhead

Linda Woodhead

Linda Woodhead

Sociology
University of Lancaster
Research Affiliate, 2020-21
Research Affiliate, 2019-20
Fellow, 2018-19 Study #3

Linda Woodhead is part of the “iGen Project”, based at CASBS, that is writing up research on post-millennials in the US and UK. The research reveals how this generation of digital sophisticates is re-assembling values, identities and beliefs in a context of disillusionment. The book will be published by University of Chicago Press in 2021.

Woodhead is a sociologist of religion, beliefs and values. Much of her work has looked at the decline of Christian influence (especially in liberal democracies) and the rise of alternative beliefs, values and rituals – both spiritual and non-religious. Her latest book is That Was the Church That Was: How the Church of England lost the English People (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016, with Andrew Brown).

Woodhead is professor of sociology of religion at Lancaster University, UK. She studied at Cambridge University. She has been a research affiliate at CASBS since 2019-20, and was a fellow in 2018-19.