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) is Associate Professor in Religious Education in the Department of Education, Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Conjoint Professor at Newcastle University, Australia, and Visiting Professor at the Irish Centre for Catholic Studies, MIC, Limerick, Ireland.

Founder-Director of the Philosophy, Religion, Education Research Group, Liam is a specialist in the interdisciplinary study of religion in education, and has led the teaching of religious education at Oxford for a decade. With a published doctorate in English Literature nominated for the Canadian Governor General’s Award, for over two decades Liam has undertaken archival, empirical and theoretical scholarship and research at the interface of education with citizenship,human rights, literature, philosophy, political/ theology, postcolonial theory, religious studies, security and intelligence studies.

His theorisations of the politicisation and securitisation of religion in education have been the subject of intense international debate for several years (Jackson, 2019; Lewin, 2017; Pirner, Lahnemann, Haussmann and Schwarz, 2019).

Particularly noted, too, for his 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), Religious Authority and the Arts: Conversations in Political Theology (Gearon, 2015) State Religious Education and the State of the Religious Life (Gearon and Prud’homme, 2018); enabled methodological advances in elites’ theory and life trajectory research (Gearon and Kuusisto, 2018; Kuusisto and Gearon, 2017); and facilitated new framings of the relationship between the arts, humanities and the social sciences through literary work in the philosophy of education (Gearon and Williams, 2018; Gearon and Williams, 2019; Gearon and Wynne-Davies, 2018).

Having close on twenty years ago completed a doctorate in English literature on the portrayal of Catholicism in the novels of the British-Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore, this work significantly incorporated postcolonial theory and theology in a work of literary criticism published conjointly in Canada and the United States (Gearon, 2002). Somewhat in advance of what are now intense cross-disciplinary debates around ‘decolonising the curriculum’, around this period he applied this work in the arts and humanities to education, publishing 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’ – and is now leading 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).

Drawing extensively on new formulations of securitisation theory, arguably Liam’s most intellectually ambitious task over the past several years has been collaboratively to develop 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), with a Michaelmas launch under the auspices of the Oxford Intelligence Group (OIG) at Nuffield College.

As Principal Investigator, he has led funded research projects with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, and the Society for Educational Studies, with a current co-investigator role with the Academy of Finland, 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.

External Posts
2019-2020
Visiting Professor, Irish Institute of Catholic Studies, MIC, Limerick, Ireland
2012-2020
Conjoint Professor, Newcastle University, Australia
2018-2020
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, External Examiner

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 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:

Cambridge Intelligence Seminar

Oxford Intelligence Group

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

Oxford Children’s Book Group/ Federation of Children’s Book Groups

Royal Society of Literature

Other Administrative Roles at Oxford
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
1. Gearon, L. (Guest editor) (2020) Literature and Security, Special Issue, Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, with a planned formal launch at Lodz, Poland.
2. 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.
3. Gearon, L. (Guest Editor) (2019) Special Issue of Religions 10 (1) on Religion, Security, Education.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Gearon, L. (Guest Editor) (2015) British Journal of Educational Studies, Special Issue, Education, Security and Intelligence Studies, 63 (3) 263-411.
7. Tirri, K., (Finland) Campbell, E. (Canada), Gearon, L. (UK), Lovat, T. (Australia) (Guest Editors) (2012) The Moral Core of Teaching, Education Research International.
8. Gearon, L. (Guest Editor) (2008) Citizenship, Human Rights and Religion, British Journal of Religious Education, 30 (2) 93-108.
9. Gearon, L. (Guest Editor) (2006) Children’s Spirituality and Children’s Rights, International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, 11 (2) 193-310.

Liam is also the author of three novels:

L.F. Gearon (2019) Eleven Notebooks (London: Pegasus) – publication date 28 February 2019
L.F. Gearon (2019) The Corridor of Centuries (London: Olympia) – publication date 31 January 2019
L.F. Gearon (2020) The English Professor (London: Austin Macauley)

 

 

Funded Research Projects:

  • 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

Publications:

  • Featured Publications

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

    • Gearon, L (2019) “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

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

    • 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, L (2018) “A Very Political Philosophy of Education: Science Fiction, Schooling and Social Engineering in the Life and Work of HG Wells Literary Lives, Political Philosophies, Public Education”, JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9752.12334

    • Gearon, L, Wynne-Davies, M (2018) “Literature and Security: CIA Engagement in the Arts. What Philosophers of Education Need to Know and Why”, JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9752.12333

    • Gearon, L, Williams, E (2018) “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, Kuusisto, A (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) “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. Informa UK Limited.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/23322969.2018.1424561

    • 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.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2017.1381438

    • 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.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2017.1363375

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

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

    • Gearon, L (2013) “The Counter Terrorist Classroom: Religion, Education, and Security”, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION.
      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.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00344087.2013.747838

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

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

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

  • Books

    • Gearon, LF (2019) The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies. 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, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 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) “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 (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) “The Universities-Security, Intelligence Nexus”, In: The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies. London and 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 (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 (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) “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 (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 (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) Introduction.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203417812

    • 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, 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

    • 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

  • 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, 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

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

    • 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. 40(3) 284-302.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2019.1602804

    • Gearon, LF, Parsons, S (2019) “Research Ethics in the Securitised University”, Journal of Academic Ethics. 17(1) 73-93.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10805-018-9317-2

    • Gearon, L (2019) “The educational sociology and political theology of disenchantment: From the secularization to the securitization of the sacred”, Religions. 10(1)
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.3390/rel10010012

    • 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, 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

    • Gearon, L (2018) “A Very Political Philosophy of Education: Science Fiction, Schooling and Social Engineering in the Life and Work of HG 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, L, Wynne-Davies, M (2018) “Literature and Security: CIA Engagement in the Arts. What Philosophers of Education Need to Know and Why”, JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION. 52(4) 742-761.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9752.12333

    • Gearon, L, Williams, E (2018) “Why is the Relationship Between Philosophy and Literature of Significance for the Philosophy of Education?”, JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION. 52(4) 579-591.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9752.12323

    • 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

    • Gearon, L, Kuusisto, A (2018) “Researching religious authority in education: Political theology, elites’ theory and the double nexus”, Power and Education. 10(1) 3-24.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1757743818757256

    • 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. 65(4) 469-480.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2017.1363375

    • 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 (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 (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 (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 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) “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

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

    • 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 (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

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

    • 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) “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 (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 (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)

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

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

    • 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) “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 (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 (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

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

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