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2023 Awards winners

ISSR Early Career Award

Rejowska, Agata (2021). "Humanist Weddings in Poland: The Various Motivations of Couples." Sociology of Religion, 82(3), 281-304.

ISSR Best Book Award

Martínez-Ariño, Julia. (2020). Urban secularism: Negotiating religious diversity in Europe. Routledge.

Guidi, Diletta. (2022). L'islam des musées: la mise en scène de l'islam dans les politiques culturelles françaises (p. 372). Seismo.

ISSR Best Article Award

Cao, Nanlai. (2023). Merchants and missionaries: Chinese evangelical networks and the transnational resacralization of European urban spaces. Global Networks23(3), 541-556.

Wilkins‐Laflamme, Sarah. (2021). A tale of decline or change? Working toward a complementary understanding of secular transition and individual spiritualization theories. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion60(3), 516-539.

Past winners

ISSR Best Book Award

2021: Marian Burchardt for Regulating Difference: Religious Diversity and Nationhood in the Secular West. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2020.

2019: Genevieve Zubrzycki. Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion and Secularism in Quebec, Chicago, London: The University of Chicago Press, 2016.

2017: Véronique Altglas. 2014. From Yoga to Kabbalah: religious exoticism and the logics of bricolage. Oxford University Press.

ISSR International Workshop Funding

2019: "Understanding urban religion: heritage, public space and governance", organised by Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria, Canada), Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig, Germany), Mar Griera (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain) and Julia Martínez-Ariño (University of Groningen, Netherlands).

2015: "Is Secularism Bad for Women? Women and religious change in contemporary Europe", organized by Kristin Aune (UK), Mia Lövheim (Sweden), Terhi Utriainen (Finland), Alberta Giorgi (Portugal), and Teresa Toldy (Portugal).

ISSR Best Article Award

2021: Daniel Olson, Jong Hyun Jung, Joey Marshall, and David Voas (2020), « Sacred Canopies or Religious Markets? The Effect of County-level Religious Diversity on Later Changes in Religious Involvement ». Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 59: 227-246. https://doi.org/10.1111/jssr.12651

ex aequo with an article of

Andrea Rota (2019), « Religion, Media, and Joint Commitment Jehovah’s Witnesses as a ‘Plural Subject’ ». Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, The Dynamics of Religion, Media, and Community, Vol. 14. https://heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/journals/index.php/religions/article/view/23949

2019: Dana Kaplan and Rachel Werczberger. New Age, New Economy, New Middle Class: Jewish New Age in Israel and Politics of Identity », Sociology, 2017, Vol. 51(3): 1-17.

2017: Francesco Piraino – “Between real and virtual communities: Sufism in Western societies and the Naqshbandi Haqqani case”, Social Compass 63(1): 93-108, 106.

2015: David Voas, Siobhan McAndrew, and Ingrid Storm (2013) "Modernisation and the Gender Gap in Religiosity: Evidence from Cross-national European Surveys". Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 65(S1):259-283.

ISSR Student Paper Award

2019: Emanuelle Degli Esposti. "The aesthetics of ritual – contested identities and conflicting performances in the Iraqi Shi’a diaspora: Ritual, performance and identity change", Politics 2018, Vol. 38(1): 68-83.

2017: Josselin Tricou –  La « cathosphère », montée en puissance de nouvelles autorités religieuses? TIC & Société 9(1-2), 2016. 2017: Josselin Tricou –  La « cathosphère », montée en puissance de nouvelles autorités religieuses? TIC & Société 9(1-2), 2016.

2017: An honourable mention  for Gabrielle Angey - “La mission dans les écoles turques du mouvement de Fethullah Gülen en Afrique subsaharienne », Politique Africaine, no. 3, 2015.

2015: Jean-François Bauduin (2014) "Le réseau raélien du monde physique à celui d'Internet : prosélytisme et encadrement des pratiques communautaires". Revue Electronique Réguler le Religieux, Janvier:1-25.

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