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Maria 1

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PhD, The Open University, Milton Keynes
MA, Bath Spa University, Bath, Avon
PGCE, Bath Spa University, Bath, Avon
BA, Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania


Selected Publications:
2016. Praying and Campaigning with Environmental Christians: Green Religion and the Climate Movement. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2017. ‘‘An Altar inside a Circle’: A Relational Model for Investigating Green Christians’ Experiments with Sacred Space’ in Material Religion: The Stuff of the Sacred, edited by Hutchings, T. and J. McKenzie, London: Routledge, pp. 133-151.
2014. ‘Christian and Muslim Climate Activists Fasting and Praying for the Planet: Emotional Translation of “Dark Green” Activism and Green-Faith Identities’ in How the World’s Religions are Responding to Climate Change Social Scientific Investigation, edited by Globus-Veldman R., Szasz A. and R. Haluza-DeLay, New York: Routledge, pp. 229-243.
(forthcoming 2019) ‘Sky Saviours vs. Earth-centred Narratives of Empowerment: From Angels, Superheroes and Rapture Fiction to Humans and Community’, in Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. (Accepted for publication May 2018)
(forthcoming) ‘The Christian Art and Performance Festival: Experimenting with Sacred Spaces and Countercultural Discourses at Greenbelt’ in Implicit Religion. (Submitted for publication October 2018)
2009. ‘Creation Spirituality’ in Encyclopaedia of The Bible and its Reception, edited by McGinn, Bernard New York and Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.


2008 – Member, BASR – British Association for the Study of Religion, United Kingdom, Department of Religion and Philosophy, University of Wolverhampton, UK;
2016 – Member, BSA – British Sociological Association, Chancery Court, Durham, UK;
2017 – Member EFSRE – The European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

Areas of Expertise

Some of my key areas of interest are: art and performance festivals, religious innovation, green Christian movements, Islamic activism, interfaith relations, the organisation of sacred space and eco-pedagogy – particularly via storytelling.


Maria Nita@MariaNita778877

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