- Religion in Contemporary Society
- Lived Religion / Vernacular Religion
- Method and Theory in the Study of Religion
- New Religious Movements
- Religion, Comedy and Performance
Member of Executive Committee - British Association for the Study of Religions
Elected Fellow - Royal Asiatic Society
Editorial Committee Member - DISKUS (BASR Journal)
Member - European Association for the Study of Religions
Member - International Association for the Study of New Religions
Member - The Rationalist Association
Member - Religious Education Council of England and Wales
PhD Religious Studies – University of Wales - 2012 - ‘Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Religions: Representations of a Universal Advaita’
BA (Hons) First Class Theology – University of Wales - 1998
- Beyond Insider / Outsider Binaries: New Approaches in the Study of Religion with George D. Chryssides (forthcoming)
- Engaging with Living Religion: A Guide to Fieldwork in the Study of Religion with Lynne Scholefield (New York: Routledge, 2015)http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415534482/
- Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts with Gregory A. Barker (foreword by Desmond M. Tutu) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199553457.do
Chapters / Journal Articles
- ‘The Silent Majority? Beyond Insider / Outsider Categories and understanding ‘Apostate Testimony’ in the future Study of New Religions’ (with George Chryssides) in Gallagher (ed.) Ashgate Inform New Religions Series - Title TBC (Aldershot: Ashgate, forthcoming 2015)
- ‘Jesus: The Lost Years’, ‘Jesus in New Christian Movements’, & ‘The Bible and Hinduism’ in Allison et al (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming 2015)
- ‘Fieldwork’ in Bloomsbury Companion to New Religions, ed. Chryssides & Zeller (London: Bloomsbury, 2014)
- ‘Hindu Perceptions of Jesus: Key Issues’ in Barker & Gregg (Eds) Jesus Beyond Christianity: The Classic Texts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) pp. 153-158
- '“Queer Jesus, Straight Angels”: Complicating ‘Religion’ and ‘Sexuality’ in the International Raelian Movement' in Sexualities, 2014:17, 565 http://sex.sagepub.com/content/17/5-6/565.full.pdf+html
- ‘Changing the Subject in Religious Studies: Reflections Upon Teaching and Learning in Student Encounters with Religions’ (with Lynne Scholefield) in DISKUS (The Journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions) Vol. 14 2013http://basr.ac.uk/diskus_old/diskus14/greggandscholefield.pdf
- ‘“Poking fun at the Pope”: Anti-Catholic Dialogue, Performance and the ‘Symbolic Construction’ of Identity in the International Raelian Movement’ inThe International Journal for the Study of New Religions, ISSN 2041-9511. Issue 2012/Vol 3 No. 1.
- ‘The Student Learning Experience in Religious Studies Field Visits and Study Tours: Managing Expectations and Outcomes’ (with Lynne Scholefield) in Discourse, ISSN 2040-3674 – Volume 10 No. 3, 2011
- 04/09/14 “Oh Hokey Cokey Cokey!” Performing Relational Religious Identities Beyond Insider, Outsider Binaries’ – British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference (Religion, Art & Performance & ‘The Cutting Edge’), The Open University, UK.
- 01/02/14 “‘The Silent Majority?” Beyond Insider / Outsider Categories and understanding ‘Apostate Testimony’ in the future Study of New Religions’ – INFORM 25th Anniversary Conference, London School of Economics, UK.
- 02/10/13 ‘“All Seemed Imbued with a Christian Spirit...” Deconstructing Hagiographies of Swami Vivekananda and 'Religious Dialogue' at the World's Parliament of Religions, Chicago, 1893’, Senior Research Seminar, Liverpool Hope University, UK.
- 20/11/12 ‘Interfaith Dialogue and the 'Myth' of the World's Parliament of Religions, 1893’ – Interfaith Wales Network, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK.
- 06/09/12 ‘Should I Show You The Cartoons? Transgressing Taste and ‘Offensiveness’ in Comedic Discourses on Religion’ – British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference (Borders, Boundaries and Transgressions), Winchester University, UK.
- 09/04/12 ‘The Church of Scientology: Academic Responses to Popular Misconceptions’ Guest Lecture, School of Philosophy and Religion, University of Central Florida, USA.
- 10/03/12 ‘“Represented Religion” in Fieldwork in Religious Studies’ – Higher Education Academy Funded Workshop on Field Visits and Study Tours in the Study of Religions, St Mary’s University College, London, UK.
- 15/12/11 ‘But is it Hinduism? Changing the Subject in Religious Studies’ – British Association for the Sociology of Religion Study Group Symposium (Teaching and Studying Religion: Choices and Challenges), London, UK.
- 06/09/11 'Pilgrimage or Polemic vs Methodological Agnosticism: Student Encounters with Ritual on Field Visits and Study Tours' - British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference (Ritual Knowledge and Ritual Knowing), Durham University, UK
- 14/07/11 'The Student Learning Experience in Religious Studies Field Visits and Study Tours: Managing Expectations and Outcomes' (Higher Education Academy Conference, London)
- 07/09/09 'Jesus in the New Religions: Raelians, Christ and Christianity' -British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference (Religions, Landscapes and Other Uncertain Boundaries), Bangor University, UK
- 07/07/09 ‘Vivekananda’s Cultural Translation of Ramakrishna’ – Mediating Religion Panel, 3rd Conference of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (Mediation and Conflict: Translation and Culture in a Global Context), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
- 12/06/09 ‘The New Atheism Debate in the UK’ – International Symposium, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
- 02/02/09 ‘The New Atheism: Global Answers to Global Questions?’ – School of Theology & Religious Studies Seminar Series, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
- 05/09/07 ‘From Unique to Universal: Vivekananda’s Globalisation of Ramakrishna’s Religious Experience’ - British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference (Religious Experience in Global Contexts), Edinburgh University, UK
- 21/02/07 ‘A Sacred Thread: Interfaith Themes in the Life & Writings of Swami Vivekananda’ at International Interfaith Conference - Towards a Peaceful Society: The Role of Religion, Punjabi University, Patiala, India.
Teaching responsibilities include:
4RL002 Jews, Judaism and the Holocaust
4RL004 Religions in Wolverhampton
5RL001 The Study of Christianity
5RL003 Religion in Educational Contexts
6RL003 The Study of Islam
6RL005 Religious Ethics