Ganiel, Gladys

ESAGanielDr Gladys Ganiel lectures at Trinity College Dublin at Belfast (the Irish School of Ecumenics). She works across the disciplines of sociology, politics, anthropology and religious studies, specialising on the international Emerging Church Movement, and on religion, conflict and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe and South Africa. She has degrees from Providence College, USA, and University College Dublin, where she earned her Ph.D. in 2005. She is the author of three books, The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity, co-authored with Gerardo Marti (Oxford University Press, 2014), Evangelical Journeys: Choice and Change in a Northern Irish Religious Subculture, co-authored with Claire Mitchell (UCD Press, 2011) and Evangelicalism and Conflict in Northern Ireland (Palgrave, 2008). She has co-edited a book with Heidemarie Winkel and Christophe Monnot for the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Religion in Times of Crisis (Brill, 2014). She is currently writing a book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland, based on the Irish School of Ecumenics’ Irish Research Council-funded ‘Visioning 21st Century Ecumenism’ project. She is the former Vice Chair of ESA’s Sociology of Religion Research Network. Blog: