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Anna Strhan

Anna Strhan is Reader in Sociology at the University of York. Her work draws together approaches from sociology, anthropology and philosophy to explore how religion, ethics, and values interact with the social world. Her current book project (with Rachael Shillitoe) is entitled Growing Up Godless: Nonreligious Childhoods in Contemporary England (under contract with Princeton University Press). Her previous books include Aliens and Strangers? The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals (Oxford University Press, 2015), The Figure of the Child in Contemporary Evangelicalism (Oxford University Press, 2019), The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood, co-edited with Stephen G. Parker and Susan B. Ridgely (Bloomsbury, 2017) and Where is the Good in the World? Ethical Life between Social Theory and Philosophy, co-edited with David Henig and Joel Robbins (Berghahn 2022).



Childhood and the Politics of Atheism

How would the politics of atheism be enriched and deepened by attending the perspectives of children? And how might making space for children shift our conceptualizations of ‘the political’?