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TURNER Bryan Stanley BA, MA, PhD, FASSA
British/Australian sociologist and academic
Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology, Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College

Date of birth: 14 Jan. 1945

Place of birth: Birmingham, England

Parentage: son of Stanley William Turner and Sophie Brookes

Family: one son, Nicolas D. W. Turner, two daughters, Adelaide Turner and Mathilde Turner

Education: BA, Sociology, University of Leeds 1966; PhD, University of Leeds 1970; MA, University of Cambridge 2002

Career: Bryan Turner is Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology, Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College. He was formerly Professor of Sociology in the Asian Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of Singapore and joined the ARI as Research Team Leader for the Religion Cluster. Previously he was Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge from 1998–2005. He has held professorships at Flinders University and Deakin University in Australia, and the Universities of Essex and Utrecht in Europe. His research interests include globalization and religion, concentrating on such issues as religious conflict and the modern state, religious authority and electronic information, religious, consumerism and youth cultures, human rights and religion, the human body, medical change, and religious cosmologies. Bryan Turner is Joint Chief Editor of the journal Citizenship Studies (see url below). He is a Research Associate of GEMAS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris) and an Adjunct Professor at Murdock University, Western Australia.

Honours and awards: Honorary Professor of Deakin University, Australia ; Hon. DLitt (Flinders University, Australia) 1986

Publications include: numerous publications, including: Penguin Dictionary of Sociology, Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, The Sage Handbook of Sociology, The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology 2006,Vulnerability and Human Rights 2006; numerous articles in professional journals

Contact details: Address: Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA; Email: [email protected] ; Website: .

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