Meet the Author – Christopher Cotter
In this instalment of our Meet the Author series, Christopher Cotter discusses his recent book, The Critical Study of Non-Religion: Discourse, Identification and Locality (Bloomsbury, 2020).
Dr Chris Cotter is Staff Tutor and Lecturer in Sociology and Religious Studies at The Open University, UK. He is author of The Critical Study of Non-religion: Discourse, Identification and Locality (Bloomsbury, 2020) and co-editor of Social Identities between the Sacred and the Secular (Ashgate, 2013), After World Religions: Reconstructing Religious Studies (Routledge, 2016), and New Atheism: Critical Perspectives and Contemporary Debates (Springer, 2017). He is also co-editor of the open-access journal Secularism & Nonreligion. He completed his doctorate in Religious Studies at Lancaster University in 2016, and has held lectureships and research fellowships at the University of Edinburgh and University of Chester. He is also co-founder of The Religious Studies Project, Honorary Treasurer of the British Association for the Study of Religions and an advisory board member at the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network.