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Biography

Marion Maddox is the leading authority on the intersection of religion and politics in Australia. She holds PhDs in theology (Flinders 1992) and political philosophy (UNSW 2000), and has taught Australian politics and religious studies in universities in Australia and New Zealand.

As the 1999-2000 Australian Parliamentary Fellow, she interviewed some fifty serving and retired federal Members and Senators about their views on faith and public life, resulting inFor God and Country: Religious Dynamics in Australian Federal Politics (Canberra: Parliament of Australia 2001).

Her landmark work, God Under Howard: The Rise of The Religious Right in Australian Politics (Sydney: Allen & Unwin 2005), was 'an exemplary case study of the interaction between religion and politics in Australia today' (Times Literary Supplement).

'Taking God to School: The End of Australia's Egalitarian Education will be published by Allen & Unwin in 2014.'

"Marion Maddox is challenging all Australians about the kind of society we want for the future. There is much at stake here and this makes Taking God to School essential reading." -- Peter Garrett, Sydney Review of Books, May 2014, http://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/taking-god-to-school-marion-maddox/

Research interests

Religion and politics; religion and law; religion and citizenship; religious diversity; religious freedom; democracy, difference and inclusion; Durkheim.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Philosophy), The University of New South Wales

… → 2000

PhD (Theology), Flinders University

… → 1992

BA (Hons), University of Sydney

… → 1988

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Projects 2009 2020

Research Outputs 1993 2019

After his 'miracle' election, will Scott Morrison feel pressure from Christian leaders on religious freedom?

Maddox, M., 28 May 2019, The Conversation. Academic rigour, journalistic flair.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contributionResearch

Open Access
File

Australia's Religious Communities: Junior Version

Maddox, M. & Smith, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Australia's Politics and Public Policy: Junior Version. Sydney University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Australia's Religious Communities: Senior Version

Maddox, M. & Smith, R., Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) Australia's Politics and Public Policy: Senior Version. Sydney University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

religious community
Religion
politics
party system
political actor

Christian Right

Maddox, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion. Possamai, A. & Blasi, A. (eds.). SAGE Publications

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference bookResearchpeer-review

George Higinbotham

Maddox, M., 2019, (Submitted) Great Christian Jurists in Australian History. Lindsay, G. & Aroney, N. (eds.). Cambridge University Press (CUP), (Great Christian Jurists).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2018 2019

  • 7 Invited talk
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Entangled Histories of Religion and Secular Schooling: Australia, France and the United States in the Nineteenth Century

Marion Maddox (Speaker)
17 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Leibniz University

Marion Maddox (Visiting researcher)
8 Jul 20198 Sep 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Imagining Asian Australia: Constructions of "Asian Religion" and Australian Federation

Marion Maddox (Speaker)
18 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

2018 RUSSLR Oration

Marion Maddox (Speaker)
Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Murdoch University International Theologian Public Lecture Series, Lecture 3

Marion Maddox (Speaker)
24 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

The Narrowcaster

Marion Maddox

19/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment