Dr Kieran Flanagan

Dr Kieran Flanagan

Dr Kieran Flanagan
Senior Research Fellow in Sociology, Politics and International Studies

G3, 3 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
BS8 1TU
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kieran.flanagan@bristol.ac.uk

Telephone Number (0117) 954 5565

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

University of Bristol: Lecturer, 1976-1991; Senior Lecturer 1991-1996;  Reader in Sociology 1997-2010; Senior Research Fellow  

Research


My research centres on the interface between sociology and theology (Catholic) pursued in terms of virtue ethics, ritual and visual culture. Also have interest in historical sociology in relation to nineteenth century Irish Society.

Currently preparing proposal for solo work: Utterances in the Wilderness: Sociology at Prayer.

Essay on Public Inquiries as forms of ritual in mid-nineteenth century Irish Society

 Completing editing of a special issue of New Blackfriars on Charles Taylor, A Secular Age

 Latest book published: Sociology in Theology: Reflexivity and Belief (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). 

Teaching

Visual Culture, Sociology of Religion, Goffman and Culture, Postmodernity and Religion




Latest publications

  1. Flanagan, K, 2011, ‘Commissions of inquiry as ritual: Bourdieu, the marquis and the Endowed Schools of Ireland, 1854-58’. Irish Studies Review, vol 19., pp. 281 - 306
  2. Flanagan, K, 2011, ‘Review of: Do we need religion? On the experience of self-transcendence’. New Blackfriars, vol 92., pp. 389 - 390
  3. Flanagan, K, 2011, ‘Review of: How Modernity Forgets’. New Blackfriars, vol 92., pp. 124 - 125
  4. Flanagan, K, 2011, ‘Review of: Ritual and the Sacred: A Neo-Durkheimian Analysis of Politics, Religion and the Self’. New Blackfriars, vol 92., pp. 517 - 518
  5. Flanagan, K, 2010, ‘Bauman's Implicit Theology’. in: Mark Davis, Keith Tester, eds (eds) Bauman's Challenge: Sociological Issues for the Twenty-first Century. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., pp. 92 - 126
  6. Flanagan, K & Jupp, [VPC, 2010, ‘Special issue on Charles Taylor, A Secular Age’. New Blackfriars, vol 91.
  7. Flanagan, K, 2010, ‘Review of: Life in the Medieval Cloister’. New Blackfriars, vol 91., pp. 612 - 614
  8. Flanagan, K, 2010, ‘'Review of'’. New Blackfriars, vol 91., pp. 736 - 739
  9. Flanagan, K, 2010, ‘Review of: Secularization and the World Religions’. New Blackfriars, vol 91., pp. 736 - 739
  10. Flanagan, K, 2010, ‘Review of: Eric Rohmer: Film as Theology’. New Blackfriars, vol 91., pp. 113 - 115

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