Department of Education

Liam Gearon

Associate Professor in Religious Education and Senior Research Fellow

College Affiliation: Harris Manchester College

Liam Francis Gearon (BA, Hons, MA, MPhil, Cert He, PhD, FHEA, FRSA, Docent) is Associate Professor in Religious Education in the Department of Education, Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford; Docent, University of Helsinki, Finland; Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK; Conjoint Professor at Newcastle University, Australia; Visiting Professor at the Irish Centre for Catholic Studies, MIC, Limerick, Ireland; Extraordinary Professor, North-West University, South Africa.

Liam Francis Gearon is Founder-Convenor of the Philosophy, Religion, Education Research Group, providing  a unique interdisciplinary contribution to the research culture of the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. The Philosophy, religion and education Research Group specifically forges theoretical and empirical interconnections between the arts, humanities, philosophy and the social sciences through the common focus of education. Contributions of this research group have been made to matters such as: theories of research policy and impact; the cultural value of research in the arts and humanities; research ethics; the intersection of epistemological and ethical domains in research in schools; religion, radicalisation and counter-terrorism in schools and universities; and the creation of distinctive sub-field of study at the interface of education, security and intelligence studies.

A specialist in the interdisciplinary study of religion in education, and particularly noted for the systematic philosophical and history of ideas analysis on the epistemological foundations of religious education, his framing of the paradigms of religion in education – scriptural-theological; phenomenological; psychological-experiential; philosophical-conceptual; social-cultural; political-historical – has contributed new insights to secularisation theory in numerous, some award-winning, monographs, such as MasterClass in Religious Education (Gearon, 2013); On Holy Ground (Gearon, 2015) [2016 Society of Education Studies Book Prize]; Religious Authority and the Arts: Conversations in Political Theology (Gearon, 2015); and State Religious Education and the State of the Religious Life (Gearon and Prud’homme, 2018).

His theorisations of the politicisation and securitisation of religion in education have been the subject of intense international debate for several years. Landmark publications on security in education – ‘The Counter-Terrorist Classroom’ (2013); ‘The Counter-Terrorist Classroom’ (2017); ‘Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Policy and Research in UK Universities’ (2018): ‘Research Ethics in the Securitised University’ (Gearon and Parsons, 2019) and ‘The Kill Chain’ (Gearon, 2020) – have enabled empirical, methodological and theoretical advances on elites’ theory, the ethics of security and radicalisation research (Gearon and Kuusisto, 2018; Kuusisto and Gearon, 2017; Benjamin, Gearon, Kuusisto, Koirikivi, 2021).

With cognate research interests in security across all phases of education, Liam has over a decade collaboratively developed an interdisciplinary sub-field at the boundary of universities, security and intelligence studies, including research ethics in the securitised university (Gearon and Parsons, 2019). One of the defining outcomes here is Liam’s quarter of a million-word edited collection arising from the international Colloquium at Oriel College he convened in 2017, the Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies (Gearon, 2019). Interdisciplinary and inter-agency work in this area has included the Nuffield Foundation funded Universities and National Security: Research and Policy Collaborations 2019-2020, with a cross-disciplinary research team of 14 distinguished Co-Investigators.

With a significant Academy of Finland research grant (2018-2022) with Arniika Kuusisto (Stockholm/Helsinki/ Oxford), we oversee the research of two highly productive early career, post-doctoral researchers on radicalisation. This includes notable social and policy impacts such as the development of a national strategy around extremism through education for the Ministry of Justice in Finland (Activities | Growing up radical? | University of Helsinki). With substantial quantitative and qualitative data gathered, the project has already produced a substantial number of quality research outputs (Publications | Growing up radical? | University of Helsinki).

With a doctorate in English literature, Liam has also drawn on arts and humanities theoretical knowledge and methodological approaches to advance what are now intense cross-disciplinary debates around ‘decolonising the curriculum’ in religious education. From a series of foundational papers addressing the relationship between religious education and postcolonial theory – Gearon (2001a) ‘The Imagined Other: Postcolonial Theory and Religious Education’; Gearon (2001b) ‘A Spirituality of Dissent: Religion, Culture and Postcolonial Criticism’; Gearon (2002a) ‘Human Rights and Religious Education: Some Postcolonial Perspectives’ – he has recently led an international team (UK, Finland, Sweden, South Africa) as Guest Editor of the British Journal of Religious Education, for a high profile special issue on religion and education in postcolonial context (Gearon, Kuusisto, Matemba, Benjamin, Du Preez, Koirikivi, and Simmonds, 2020).

As Principal Investigator, Liam has led funded research projects with the Academy of Finland, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, and the Society for Educational Studies, a career total of funding exceeding £5,000,000, including a £4.5 million grant to establish a centre for citizenship and human rights at the University of Surrey Roehampton.

Doctoral supervision and Graduate teaching

 PGCE Religious Education (Subject lead)

  • Masters in Learning and Teaching (Subject lead)
  • Comparative and International Education

EXTERNAL POSTS

2020- Docent, Helsinki University, Finland

2020- Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Education, North-West University, South Africa

2019-2021 Visiting Professor, Irish Institute of Catholic Studies, MIC, Limerick, Ireland

2012-2020 Conjoint Professor, Newcastle University, Australia

2019-2023 Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Education, University of Birmingham

 

PREVIOUS EXTERNAL POSTS

2011-2018, Adjunct Professor, Australian Catholic University, Australia

2010-2011, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Plymouth

2008-2010, Research Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Plymouth

2006-2008, Professor of Education, University of Roehampton

2000-2006, Reader in Education, University of Surrey Roehampton

2006-2008, Senior Fellow, Centre of Excellence in Human Rights, University of Surrey Roehampton

2005-2008, Vice-President, International Human Rights Education Consortium, New York, USA

2001-2005, Director, Centre for Research in Human Rights, University of Surrey, Roehampton

1996-2000, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Roehampton, London

 

UK RESEARCH COUNCIL PEER REVIEW COLLEGES

AHRC Expert Group on Covid Research Group and Research Grant Panel ‘Introducer’

AHRC Peer Review College (2019 Gold Standard award, for ‘Recognition of significant contributions to the AHRC Peer Review College’)

ESRC Peer Review College

Universities UK Peer Review College Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

 

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL PEER REVIEWER

Academy of Finland

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

EU 7th Framework Program for Research
Hong Kong Research Grants Council’s Public Policy Research Fund (PPR)

Irish Research Council

John Templeton Foundation

National Research Foundation, South Africa

 

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATIONS

Association of University Lecturers in Religion and Education (AULRE, co-founder and former Chair)

British Educational Research Association (BERA)

European Educational Research Association (EERA)

International Seminar on Religious Education and Values (ISREV)

Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB)

Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE)
Society for Educational Studies (SES)

Also:

Executive (2019-2022) Oxford Intelligence Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

Cambridge Intelligence Seminar

 

OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES AT OXFORD

Elected by Congregation to the University of Oxford Prevent Steering Group

Social Sciences Divisional representative of the Permanent Private Halls Supervisory Committee (PPHSC), a senior committee of the University of Oxford overseeing governance of Blackfriars; Campion Hall; Regent’s Park College; St Benet’s; St Stephen’s House; Wycliffe Hall.

Member, Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC)

Chair, Department of Education Research Ethics Committee (DREC)

Member, Inter-Divisional Social Sciences and Humanities Research Ethics Committee (IDREC)

Chair, Bodleian Library Education Committee

Member and occasional Chair Social Sciences Divisional Library Committee

Education Advisory Group, Christ Church College, Oxford

 

EDITORSHIP OF INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

Gearon, L. (Guest editor) (2021) Literature and Security, Special Issue, Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, with a planned formal launch at Lodz, Poland.

Gearon, L., (Lead Guest Editor with editorial team) Kuusisto, A., Matemba, Y., Benjamin, S., Du Preez, P., Koirikivi, P., Simmonds, S. (2020) Decolonising the Religious Education Curriculum: International Perspectives in Theory, Research, and Practice, Special Issue, British Journal of Religious Education.

Gearon, L. (Guest Editor) (2019) Special Issue of Religions 10 (1) on Religion, Security, Education.

Gearon, L. and Williams, E. (Guest Editors) (2019) Special Issue of the British Journal of Educational Studies, Writers and their Education, 67 (3), 283–289.

Gearon, L. and Williams, E. (Guest Editors) (2018) Special Issue of Journal of Philosophy of Education on Philosophy, Literature and Education, 52 (4), 577-777.

Gearon, L. (Guest Editor) (2015) British Journal of Educational Studies, Special Issue, Education, Security and Intelligence Studies, 63 (3) 263-411.

Tirri, K., (Finland) Campbell, E. (Canada), Gearon, L. (UK), Lovat, T. (Australia) (Guest Editors) (2012) The Moral Core of Teaching, Education Research International.

Gearon, L. (Guest Editor) (2008) Citizenship, Human Rights and Religion, British Journal of Religious Education, 30 (2) 93-108.

Gearon, L. (Guest Editor) (2006) Children’s Spirituality and Children’s Rights, International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, 11 (2) 193-310.

Funded Research Projects:

  • Universities and National Security: Research and Policy Collaborations

  • 2019-2020

    Principal Investigator for a cross-disciplinary research team of 14 distinguished Co-Investigators. Nuffield Foundation.

  • European Identities in Times of Increasing Nationalism – Finland and the UK

  • 2019

    Bilateral research collaboration Finnish Institute London, Oxford and Helsinki 2019. Project team: A. Kuusisto (Stockholm/ Oxford; L. Gearon (Oxford), S. Benjamin (Helsinki) and P.M. Niemi (Helsinki)

  • Growing up radical? The role of educational institutions in guiding young people’s worldview construction

    2018-2022

    Academy of Finland. Project team: A. Kuusisto (Stockholm/ Oxford; L. Gearon (Oxford), S. Benjamin (Helsinki) and P.M. Niemi (Helsinki).

  • Writers and their Education

  • 2018

    Society for Educational Studies International Colloquium. Principal Investigator, convenor and host, with Emma Williams.

  • Life of the Religious Education Teacher

    2017-2019

    Consultant and contributory author. University of Birmingham Jubilee Centre, Templeton Foundation

  • Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies

  • 2017

    Principal Investigator, convenor and host of the Society for Educational Studies International Colloquium.

  • Education, Security and Intelligence Studies.

  • 2016

    Principal Investigator. Society for Educational Studies Seminar Series 2016.

  • Writers and their Dictators: Authors, Citizens, Educators

  • 2010-2012

    Principal Investigator. Leverhulme Research Fellowship. Archival research on the history of International PEN, University of Texas at Austin, USA.

  • Political Theologies: Responses of Religious Leaders and Authority Figures in England to Contemporary Issues of Freedom of Expression

  • Principal Investigator, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

  • UNESCO Human Rights, Religion and Intercultural Understanding

  • 2006-2011

    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). One of twelve international experts to draft the UNESCO Guidelines on Intercultural Understanding (UNESCO, 2006; 2006a); appointed General Rapporteur for the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for delegates from five continents at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris (UNESCO 2011).

  • The Role of Religion as a Freedom of Expression Campaign Issue in English PEN

  • 2008-2009

    Principal Investigator, British Academy. Archival research on the history of English PEN, University of Texas at Austin, USA

  • Education for Human Rights, Social Justice and Citizenship, UK Government Centres of Excellence Funding

  • 2005-2010

    Principal Investigator, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Principal applicants (in alphabetical order): Professor Tina Beattie (Arts); Professor Liam Gearon (Education); Dr Darren O’Byrne (Social Sciences); Centre opened by Cherie Booth QC/ Cherie Blair, wife of the then British Prime Minister, and the BBC’s John Simpson Funding: £4.5 million.

Doctoral Applications

Liam welcomes doctoral applications from students interested in the following research areas:

  • Religion and education
  • Philosophy of education
  • Philosophy, literature, education
  • Education, security and intelligence studies
  • University relations with security and intelligence agencies

  • Subjects Taught

    DPhil in Education

    MSc in Education

    MSc in Learning and Teaching

    PGCE

  • Current Doctoral Students

  • Previous Doctoral Students

    As lead supervisor, Liam has supervised the following to successful DPhil award:

    Kristine Gorgen: ‘Welcoming and Othering: Civic immigrant education in Germany and the United Kingdom’

    Abdurrahman Hendek: ‘A Comparative Study of Religious Education Policy in Turkey and England’

    Isaac Wade Calvert: ‘Education and the Sacred: Judaic holiness and the dynamics of teaching and learning: — An Ethnographic Study from Jerusalem’

    Robyn Sneath: ‘Transnationalism, History, and the Schooling of Low German Mennonites of Canada and Mexico’

    Adrian Hilton: ‘Free Schools: the role of Conservative and Liberal political thought in shaping the Policy’ [now published as a monograph – Hilton (2019) Academies and Free Schools in England. London: Routledge]

    Notable former DPhil students who have achieved distinctions since graduating are Robyn Sneath (Canada, recipient of a major Trudeau Foundation award), Abdurrahman Hendek (Turkey), Isaac Calvert (USA), Adrian Hilton (UK).

Publications:

  • Featured Publications

  • Books

    • L Gearon (ed.) (2019) The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies. Routledge International Handbooks of Education. Routledge.

    • Gearon, L, Prud'homme, J (2018) State Religious Education and the State of Religious Life. Wipf and Stock Publishers.

    • Gearon, LF (2015) Religious authority and the arts: Conversations in political theology.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3726/978-1-4539-1641-4

    • Gearon, L (2014) Introduction.

    • Gearon, L (2014) Learning to teach citizenship in the secondary school: A companion to school experience: Third edition.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315745794

    • Gearon, LF, Runcie, K (2013) Christianity. Oxford: Macmillan.

    • Gearon, L, Naval, C (2013) Foreword.

    • Gearon, L (2013) Education in the United Kingdom Structures and Organisation. Routledge.

    • Gearon, L (2013) On holy ground: The theory and practice of religious education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203117576

    • Gearon, L (2013) MasterClass in Religious Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning. London and New York: Bloomsbury.

    • Gearon, L (2012) Introduction.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-936-7

    • Gearon, L (2011) Contemporary Issues in Human Rights Education. Paris: UNESCO.

    • Engebretson, K, Souza, MD, Durka, G, Gearon, L (2010) International Handbook of Inter-religious Education. Springer.

    • Arthur, J, Gearon, L, Sears, A (2010) Education, politics and religion: Reconciling the civil and the sacred in education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203846575

    • Gearon, LF (2010) The Religious Education Handbook. London: DfE and Religious Education Council for England and Wales.

    • Gearon, L (2009) Introduction.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203874561

    • Gearon, L (2009) Learning to teach citizenship in the secondary school: A companion to school experience: Second edition.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203874561

    • Gearon, LF, Hayes, MA (2006) Contemporary Catholic Theology: A Reader (Russian Edition). St Petersburg:

    • Gearon, L (2006) A Practical Guide to Teaching Citizenship in the Secondary School. Routledge.

    • Gearon, L (2006) Freedom of expression and human rights historical, literary and political contexts. Sussex Academic Pr.

    • Gearon, L (2004) A Noble Life The Story of Aung San Suu Kyi.

    • Gearon, LF (2004) Brother Roger and the Story of Taize. Canterbury: SCM.

    • Gearon, L (2003) The Human Rights Handbook A Global Perspective for Education. Stylus Publishing, LLC.

    • Gearon, LF (2003) Citizenship Through Secondary Religious Education. Citizenship Education in Secondary Schools. London: Routledge.

    • Gearon, L (2003) Learning to teach citizenship in the secondary school: A companion to school experience.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203417812

    • Chaplain, MAH, Gearon, L (2002) Contemporary Catholic Education. Gracewing Publishing.

    • Gearon, L (2002) Landscapes of Encounter The Portrayal of Catholicism in the Novels of Brian Moore. University of Calgary Press.

    • Gearon, L (2002) Human Rights & Religion A Reader. Sussex Academic Press.

    • Gearon, LF (2001) Pope John Paul II. Canterbury: SCM.

    • Gearon, L (1999) English Literature, Theology and the Curriculum. Bloomsbury Publishing.

    • Hayes, MA, Gearon, L (1999) Contemporary Catholic Theology A Reader. New York: Continuum.

    • Gearon, LF, Hayes, MA (1998) Contemporary Catholic Theology: A Reader. Leominster: Gracewing.

    • Gearon, LF (1998) A Modern Martyr: The Story of Oscar Romero. Canterbury: SCM.

  • Book chapters

    • GEARON, L (2019) “The university-security-intelligence nexus: Four domains”, In: The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies. 1st. London: Routledge.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203702086

    • GEARON, L (2019) “The Politicisation and Securitisation of Religion in Education: A Response to a Rejoinder”, In: M Pinter, J Lahnemann, W Haussmann, S Schwarz (eds.) Pirner, M.L., Lahnemann, J., Haussmann, W., and Schwarz, S. (eds.) Public Theology Perspectives on Religion and Education (Routledge Research in Religion and Education), pp. 211-227. New York: Routledge.. Routledge Research in Religion and Education. New York: Routledge.

    • GEARON, L (2019) “Supplementary: National Security and Intelligence – Outreach, Commentary, Critique: A Global Survey of Official, Policy and Academic Sources”, In: Gearon, L. (2019) The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies. London and New York: Routledge. London and New York: Routledge.

    • GEARON, L (2019) “The university-security-intelligence nexus : Four Domains”, In: The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies. London: Routledge. 7-77

    • GEARON, L (2019) “A Landscape of Lies in the Land of Letters: The Literary Cartography of Security and Intelligence”, In: The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies. London and New York: Routledge.

    • Gearon, L (2016) “Global human rights”, In: The Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice. 205-228
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51507-0_10

    • Gearon, L (2014) “Citizenship: Making links with religious education”, In: Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience: Third edition. 209-220

    • Gearon, L (2014) “Politics and pedagogy: Citizenship beyond the classroom”, In: Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience: Third edition. 149-155

    • West, L, Gearon, L (2014) “Developing subject knowledge in citizenship”, In: Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience: Third edition. 68-85

    • Llewellin, S, Gearon, L (2014) “Planning lessons and schemes of work in citizenship”, In: Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience: Third edition. 104-119

    • Bowman, AK, Wilson, AI (2013) “Introduction”, In: A Bowman, A Wilson (eds.) Quantifying the Roman Economy, Methods and Problems (Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy 1, 2009). Oxford University Press. 3-84
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203417812

    • Gearon, L (2013) “Freedom and identity: Case study by Germany”, In: Images and Identity: Educating Citizenship Through Visual Arts. 266-275

    • Gearon, L (2013) “Religious Education and citizenship: A human rights approach”, In: Learning to Teach Religious Education in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience, Second Edition. 211-222
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203717424

    • Gearon, L (2013) “Education and religious authority: Six benchmark questions for framing an enquiry”, In: The Routledge International Handbook of Education, Religion and Values. 311-325
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203387870

    • Gearon, L (2009) “Citizenship making links with religious education”, In: Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience: Second Edition. 185-198
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203874561

    • Gearon, L (2009) “Politics and pedagogy: Citizenship beyond the classroom”, In: Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience: Second Edition. 123-134
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203874561

    • Gearon, L (2005) “The teaching of human rights in religious education: The case of genocide”, In: Education, Religion and Society: Essays in honour of John M. Hull. 71-82
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203018187

    • Gearon, L (2003) “Developing schemes of work in citizenship”, In: Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience. 153-176
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203417812

    • Gearon, L, Brown, M (2003) “Active participation in citizenship”, In: Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience. 203-223
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203417812

    • Gearon, L, Holness, M, Mace, D (2003) “Mapping the complexities of citizenship”, In: Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience. 73-99
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203417812

  • Conference papers

    • GEARON, L (2019) 2 July 2019: Keynote, ‘Engineers of the Human Soul’ for the Peace, Conflict and Pedagogy, Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies and the Centre for Education and Policy Analysis CEPA, Annual International Conference, Liverpool..

    • GEARON, L (2019) 2 May 2019: Keynote, The Universities-Security-Intelligence Nexus’, University of Oxford and Royal Holloway Inter-Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security (CDT) Cyber Espionage Conference, Worcester College, Oxford..

    • GEARON, L (2018) September 2018: Convener, with Emma Williams, of the Oriel Colloquium on Writers and their Education, 20-21 September 2018 at Oriel College, University of Oxford..

    • GEARON, L (2018) September 2018: ‘The European Agenda on Security (EAS) and European Universities: Modelling Educational Research in a Securitized Europe’, European Educational Research Association, Bolzano, Italy..

    • GEARON, L (2018) September 2018: ‘The Intellectual Frame of Philosophy, Literature and Education: Defining a Practice, Mapping a Field, European Educational Research Association, Bolzano, Italy.

    • GEARON, L, Kuusisto, A (2018) August 2018: ‘The Ontological-Epistemological Frame of Value Learning and the Life Trajectory’, European Association on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), University of Cambridge..

    • GEARON, L (2017) September 2017: Founder-convenor of the international Oriel Colloquium, the inaugural theme being on Education, Security and Intelligence Studies to be held 21-22 September, 2017, Oriel College, Oxford..

    • GEARON, L July 2018: Keynote ‘The Educational Sociology and Political Theology of Disenchantment: From the Secularisation to the Securitization of the Sacred’, British Sociological Association, Glasgow Caledonian University..

  • Journal articles

    • Gearon, L, Kuusisto, A, Matemba, Y, Benjamin, S, Du Preez, P, Koirikivi, P, Simmonds, S (2021) “Decolonising the religious education curriculum”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. 43(1) 1-8.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/01416200.2020.1819734

    • Gearon, L (2021) “Religious education and the pandemic: postcolonial perspectives”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. 43(1) 9-22.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/01416200.2020.1810635

    • Kangas, J, Harju-Luukkainen, H, Brotherus, A, Gearon, LF, Kuusisto, A (2020) “Outlining play and playful learning in Finland and Brazil: A content analysis of early childhood education policy documents”, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1463949120966104

    • GEARON, L (2020) “The kill chain: Epistemologies and ethics in the securitized academy”, Knowledge Cultures. 8(1) 26-26.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.22381/kc8120203

    • GEARON, L (2019) “Engineers of the human soul: readers, writers, and their political education”, British Journal of Educational Studies.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2019.1652243

    • Gearon, L (2019) “A very political philosophy of education: science fiction, schooling and social engineering in the life and work of H.G. Wells literary lives, political philosophies, public education”, JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION. 52(4) 762-777.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9752.12334

    • Gearon, LF (2019) “Campus conspiracies: security and intelligence engagement with universities from Kent State to counter-terrorism”, JOURNAL OF BELIEFS & VALUES-STUDIES IN RELIGION & EDUCATION.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2019.1602804

    • Gearon, LF (2019) “Securitisation theory and the securitised university: Europe and the nascent colonisation of global intellectual capital”, Transformation in Higher Education. 4
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4102/the.v4i0.70

    • Gearon, LF (2019) “Religion, education, security”, Religions. 10(5)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3390/rel10050330

    • Kuusisto, A, Gearon, L (2019) “Why teach about religions? Perspectives from finnish professionals”, Religions. 10(6)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3390/rel10060347

    • Gearon, L, Williams, E (2019) “WRITERS AND THEIR EDUCATION”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES. 67(3) 283-289.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2019.1643004

    • Gearon, L (2018) “Terrorism and counter-terrorism policy and research in UK universities (1997–2017): an analytic-structural review of the literature and related sources”, Policy Reviews in Higher Education. 2(1) 32-60.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/23322969.2018.1424561

    • Niemi, PM, Benjamin, S, Kuusisto, A, Gearon, L (2018) “How and why education counters ideological extremism in Finland”, Religions. 9(12)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3390/REL9120420

    • Gearon, LF (2018) “Researching religious authority in education: Political theology, elites’ theory and the double nexus”, Power and Education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1757743818757256

    • Gearon, L (2018) “Paradigm shift in religious education: a reply to Jackson, or why religious education goes to war”, JOURNAL OF BELIEFS & VALUES-STUDIES IN RELIGION & EDUCATION. 39(3) 358-378.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2017.1381438

    • Kuusisto, A, Gearon, L (2017) “The life trajectory of the Finnish religious educator”, Religion and Education. 44(1) 39-53.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/15507394.2016.1272154

    • Gearon, L (2017) “The counter-terrorist campus: Securitisation theory and university securitisation – Three Models”, Transformation in Higher Education. 2 9-9.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4102/the.v2i0.13

    • Gearon, L (2017) “Secularisation and the securitisation of the sacred a response to Lewin’s framing of the Gearon–Jackson debate”, British Journal of Educational Studies. 1-12.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2017.1363375

    • Gearon, L (2015) “EDUCATION, SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE STUDIES”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES. 63(3) 263-279.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2015.1079363

    • Gearon, L (2015) “Religious Education and the Challenge of Pluralism”, JOURNAL OF CHURCH AND STATE. 57(3) 563-565.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1093/jcs/csv051

    • Gearon, L (2014) “Leadership and religious schools: international perspectives and challenges”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES. 62(4) 465-466.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2014.970791

    • Gearon, L (2013) “The Counter Terrorist Classroom: Religion, Education, and Security”, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. 108(2) 129-147.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00344087.2013.767660

    • Gearon, L (2013) “The King James Bible and the Politics of Religious Education: Secular State and Sacred Scripture”, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. 108(1) 9-27.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00344087.2013.747838

    • Gearon, L (2013) “The Routledge international handbook of religious education”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES. 61(4) 491-492.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2013.843933

    • Gearon, L (2013) “Religion, Education and the State: An Unprincipled Doctrine in Search of Meanings.”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES. 61(2) 260-261.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2013.768858

    • Tirri, K, Campbell, E, Gearon, L, Lovat, TJ (2012) “The Moral Core of Teaching”, Education Research International. 2012 1-2.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1155/2012/716268

    • Gearon, L (2012) “EUROPEAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND EUROPEAN CIVIL RELIGION”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES. 60(2) 151-169.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2012.671929

    • Guest Editors: Kirsi Tirri, Elizabeth Campbell, Liam Gearon, Terence J. Lovat (2012) “Special Issue: The Moral Core of Teaching”, Education Research InternationalK Tirri, E Campbell, LF Gearon, T Lovat (eds.) . 2012

    • Gearon, L (2010) “Inspiring faith in schools: studies in religious education”, JOURNAL OF MORAL EDUCATION. 39(1) 121-123.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03057240903542023

    • Gearon, L, (Guest Editor) (2008) “Special Issue: Citizenship, Human Rights and Religion”, British Journal of Religious EducationLF Gearon (ed.) . 30(2)

    • Gearon, L (2008) “Religion and education in Europe: Developments, contexts and debates”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES. 56(3) 351-353.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8527.2008.00414_4.x

    • Gearon, L (2008) “Spiritual education in a divided world: social, environmental and pedagogical perspectives on the spirituality of children and young people”, JOURNAL OF MORAL EDUCATION. 37(1) 141-142.

    • Gearon, L (2008) “Religion, politics and pedagogy: historical contexts”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. 30(2) 93-102.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/01416200701843833

    • Gearon, L (2008) “Freedom from repression: Some thoughts on totalitarianism for religious, spiritual and citizenship/human rights education”, International Journal of Children's Spirituality. 13(1) 5-14.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13644360701834791

    • Gearon, L (2006) “Children's spirituality and children's rights”, International Journal of Children's Spirituality. 11(2) 193-198.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13644360600797115

    • Gearon, L, (Guest Editor) (2006) “Special Issue: Children's Spirituality and Children's Rights”, International Journal of Children's SpiritualityLF Gearon (ed.) . 11(2)

    • Best, R, Castelli, M, Gearon, L, Johnson, H, Rose, D (2004) “Transformative learning educational vision for the 21st century”, Pastoral Care in Education. 22(3) 44-47.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/j.0264-3944.2004.00303.x

    • Gearon, L (2004) “Learning and teaching where worldviews meet”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES. 52(2) 208-210.

    • Gearon, L (2004) “Democratic education: Ethnographic challenges”, BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES. 52(3) 328-330.

    • Gearon, L (2002) “Human rights and religious education: Some postcolonial perspectives”, British Journal of Religious Education. 24(2) 140-151.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/0141620020240207

    • Gearon, L (2001) “A spirituality of dissent: Religion, culture and post-colonial criticism”, International Journal of Children's Spirituality. 6(3) 289-298.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13644360120100469

    • Gearon, L (2001) “The imagined other: Postcolonial theory and religious education”, British Journal of Religious Education. 23(2) 98-106.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/0141620010230204

    • Gearon, L (1999) “NATFHE religious studies section”, Journal of Beliefs and Values. 20(1) 139-140.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1361767990200114

    • Gearon, L (1998) “No other life: Death and catholicism in the novels of brian moore”, Journal of Beliefs and Values. 19(1) 33-46.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1361767980190103

    • Gearon, L (1997) “What's the story?: Spirituality and writing”, International Journal of Children's Spirituality. 2(2) 41-52.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1364436970020205

    • Gearon, L (1997) “Exploring the landscape of spiritual geography: Religious education, the environment and the child's sense of identity and place”, Journal of Beliefs and Values. 18(1) 69-82.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1361767970180108

    • Gearon, L (1995) “What is Metaphysics? Postmodern Hermeneutics and Religious Education”, Journal of Beliefs & Values. 16(1) 7-16.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1361767950160102

    • “The Educational Sociology and Political Theology of Disenchantment: From the Secularization to the Securitization of the Sacred”, Religions.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3390/rel10010012

    • “Research ethics in the securitised university”, Journal of Academic Ethics.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10805-018-9317-2

    • “Why is the relationship between philosophy and literature of significance for the philosophy of education?”, Journal of Philosophy of Education.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9752.12323

    • Gearon, L ““No Direction Home”: The Life and Literature of Bob Dylan–From “Desolation Row” to the Nobel Prize”, Text Matters. (10) 166-181.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.18778/2083-2931.10.10

    • GEARON, L “Literature and security: CIA engagement in the arts. What philosophers of education need to know and why”, Journal of Philosophy of Education. 52 Special Issue: Philosophy, Literature and Education(4)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9752.12333

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