Dr Lina M. Liederman

Affiliated Researcher


Lina M. Liederman is Affiliated Researcher at the Woolf Institute. She holds a PhD in sociology of religion from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE, Paris-France, 2001). She is a researcher in sociology of religion and also works on a project basis as translator and editor.

Her current research interests include: religion, interfaith relations, comedy and humour; Greek Jewry and antisemitism in Greek Orthodoxy; and Orthodox Christianity in the public square.

Lina has worked with Prof. Reina Lewis on Faith & Fashion at the London College of Fashion (LCF), University of the Arts (UAL), where she was also Research Fellow for an AHRC-funded project on ‘Modest Fashion in UK Women’s Working Life’. She has served as Editorial Manager of Religion, State & Society journal (Routledge), working in collaboration with faculty members from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London. She has also worked on a project-basis as researcher for various organizations including: Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre (CRS)-Uppsala University; the Centre for European Studies (CES)-University of Exeter; and International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).

Lina has co-edited several academic volumes, including: Muslims and Humour: Essays on Comedy, Joking, and Mirth in Contemporary Islamic Contexts (with B. Schweizer, Bristol University Press, 2022); Religion and Welfare in Europe (with A. Backstorm and G. Davie, Policy Press, 2017); and Innovation in the Christian Orthodox Tradition? The Question of Change in Greek Orthodox Thought and Practice (with T. Stauning Willert, Ashgate, 2012). She is also the author of numerous other publications, including peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and shorter pieces on a range of topics including: religion and humour; religion and social welfare in Europe; international faith-based humanitarian action; as well as religion and education. She also translated In the Footsteps of the Jews of Greece. From Ancient Times to the Present Day by A. Karababas (Vallentine Mitchell 2024).





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