Rachael Shillitoe is a sociologist and currently a Leverhulme Early Career fellow at the University of Birmingham, working on a project exploring everyday morality in childhood. Her research is primarily in the sociology of religion and childhood studies. She is completing a monograph examining children’s experiences of collective worship in schools, Negotiating Religion and Nonreligion in Childhood: Experiences of Worship in Schools (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan, in their Childhood and Youth Series) and a co-authored book with Anna Strhan called Growing Up Godless (under contract with Princeton University Press).
Meet the Author – Anna Strhan and Rachael Shillitoe
In this instalment of our Meet the Author series, Anna Strhan and Rachael Shillitoe discuss their recent article, “The Stickiness of Non-Religion? Intergenerational Transmission and the Formation of Non-Religious Identities in Childhood.” Sociology 53, no. 6 (December 2019): 1094–1110.
Anna Strhan is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York. She is the author of The Figure of the Child in Contemporary Evangelicalism (Oxford University Press, 2019), Aliens and Strangers? The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals (Oxford University Press, 2015), which was shortlisted for the BBC/BSA Thinking Allowed Award 2016, and Levinas, Subjectivity, Education (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). She is also the co-editor of Where is the Good in the World? Ethical Life between Social Theory and Philosophy (Berghahn, 2022), Religion and the Global City (Bloomsbury, 2017) and The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood (Bloomsbury, 2017). She is currently leading a three-year Leverhulme Trust funded project, Becoming Citizens of ‘Post-secular’ Britain: Religion in Primary School Life, with Peter Hemming (Surrey), Sarah Neal (Sheffield), and Joanna Malone (York).