Editorial Introduction

Religion Studies Autobiographies


  • Douglas Ezzy University of Tasmania
  • Carole M. Cusack University of Sydney




Religious Studies

Author Biography

Douglas Ezzy, University of Tasmania

Douglas Ezzy is a professor of Sociology at the University of Tasmania. He was President of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (2015-2016) and is editor of the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion. His research is driven by a fascination with how people make meaningful and dignified lives. His books include Sex, Death and Witchcraft (2014), Qualitative Analysis (2002), and Teenage Witches (2007, with Helen Berger).


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How to Cite

Ezzy, D., & Cusack, C. M. (2020). Editorial Introduction: Religion Studies Autobiographies. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 32(2-3), 114–116. https://doi.org/10.1558/jasr.40352

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