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Masoumeh Sara Rahmani

Masoumeh Sara Rahmani

Research Associate in Anthropology of Religion, Coventry University
I’m fascinated by New Religious Movements, contemporary spiritualities, meditation groups, and Asian religions especially as they are received in non-Asian contexts. As an ethnographer, understanding peoples’ notions of themselves and their realities is at the heart of my academic endeavours. I use a combination of analytical frameworks (e.g., narrative, linguistic, and discourse analysis) to explore these phenomena.

After completing her B.A. Honours (2012) in Study of Religions at Bath Spa University in England, Sara travelled to New Zealand to begin her PhD. research at the University of Otago. She received joint supervision from the departments of Religion and Anthropology. Her doctorate dissertation, ‘Drifting through Samsara,’ gained an Exceptional Theses Award in 2017 Otago’s Division of Humanities. She intends to publish her thesis as a monograph. Sara joined the Brain, Belief and Behaviour group at the Centre for Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement, Coventry University, as Research Associate in July 2017.

Māori atheism on the rise: the legacy of colonisation is driving a decline in traditional Christian beliefs

Nov 29, 2023 06:05 am UTC| Insights & Views

Religious beliefs among Māori have shifted significantly over the past two decades. The number of Māori identifying as having no religion in the census between 2006 and 2018 increased from 36.5% to 53.5%. Māori...

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