Dr Matt Vince
Honorary Research Fellow
School of History, Archaeology and Religion
- Research Associate (2019-2021) - Discovering Muslims in Britain: for Key Stage 3
- Completed doctorate (2018) - Muslim Identities in Contemporary Britain: The Case of Muslim Religious Education Teachers
- Interested in experiences of education, Religious Education (RE), and identities and expressions of ‘lived religion’. Please get in touch to discuss this further.
My research interests include experiences of education, Religious Education (RE), and identities and expressions of ‘lived religion’. I utilise sociology of religion methodologies, particularly the work of Nancy Ammerman and Meredith McGuire, alongside my previous experience of RE teaching. I am also keen to engage with practitioners in these fields in my research.
- Muslim Identities in Contemporary Britain: The Case of Muslim Religious Education Teachers
- What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain? Talking about identity in the classroom (article for REToday magazine, Spring 2021)
- TRS-UK School Engagement Survey 2020 (2020, Theology and Religious Studies – UK)
- Socrel Member Interviews: Matthew Vince (2018, British Sociological Association SocrelNews)
- ‘Being There’: A brief reflection on shadowing Muslim RE teachers - (article for the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK Blog, 2017)
- Islamic Education in Britain: New Pluralist Paradigms – Book Review (2016, Journal of Beliefs and Values, 37:1)
- Associate Fellowship accreditation (Higher Education Academy)
- PGCE and QTS in Secondary Religious Education
- Muslims and Education: MA seminar
- Introduction to Religion 1 & 2: Undergraduate modules
- Module lead: Sociology of Religion (level 5, 2020-2021)
The Islam-UK Centre has been my academic home for my masters and doctoral studies, along with a postdoctoral research position. These opportunities were generously funded by the Jameel Scholarship Programme.
For my doctoral research, I explored the experiences of “Muslim Religious Education teachers” and their understanding of personal and professional identities. After successfully completing my doctorate, I worked as a Research Associate leading on the Discovering Muslims in Britain: for Key Stage 3 (2019-2021) training and curriculum development project.
I am interested in continually supporting these areas of research, particularly projects involving ‘lived religion’ and Religious Education teaching in schools. Do get in touch to discuss this more.