I am currently Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religion at Edge Hill University. I gained my PhD in Theology and Religion from the University of Birmingham in 2016 and my Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education from Edge Hill University in 2019. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I teach on a range of modules at undergraduate level and supervise postgraduate research students (MRes and PhD). I led the development of the BA (Hons) Religion programme, which is largely focused on contemporary religion in society and culture. The degree also explores issue relating to research in bioethics and health, in modules such as ‘Religion and the Workplace’, ‘Religion and the Body’, ‘Controversial Issues in the Study of Religion’. Before entering higher education, I had a happy and successful career in secondary teaching, including responsibilities for child protection, safeguarding and multi-agency working.
My research interests span the following areas: sociology of religion; ethnography/autoethnography; religious identities; sexualities; feminist, gender and queer theories; interdisciplinary approaches; ethics. I have an interest in ethics relating to religious identification and sexual identifications. I have recently published on the latter issue with Dr Mark Edward (Edge Hill University), ‘Queer Literacy: Visibility, Representation and LGBT+ Research Ethics’ in Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity (Springer, 2019).
Greenough, C. (2018) Undoing Theology: Life Stories from Non-normative Christians. London: SCM Press.
Greenough, C. (2019) Queer Theologies: The Basics. London: Routledge.
Chapters in books
Greenough, C. and Edward, M. (2018) ‘Queer Literacy: Visibility, Representation, and LGBT+ Research Ethics’ in Iphofen, R. (Ed.) Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity (Springer, online first), pp 1-12
Greenough, C. (accepted, in press – 2020) ‘Ambiguities, Authenticity and Actualisation: Life Story Research with a Bisexual Christian’ in Toft, A. and Yip, A. (Eds.) Bisexuality, Spirituality and Identity. London: Routledge.
Greenough, C. and Kane, N. (accepted, in press) ‘“Blessed is the Fruit”: Drag Performance, Birthing and Religious Identity’ in Edward, M and Farrier, S. (Eds.) Contemporary Drag Practices and Performers. London: Bloomsbury, pp.189—205.
Refereed Journal Articles
Greenough, C. (accepted, in press – Spring 2020) ‘Activism in Queer Biblical Studies: Methods, Classroom and Community’. Journal of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies.
Greenough, C. (accepted, in press – January 2020) ‘Theological Talk in a Salsa Bar on Wigan Pier’. Feminist Theology.
Greenough, C. (2019) ‘“Queer Eye” in Theology and Biblical Studies: “Do you have to be queer to do this?”’ Journal of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, 1(1), pp.26—41.
Greenough, C. (2018) ‘Visual Intimacies: Faith, Sexuality, Photography’. Sexuality & Culture, 22(4), 1516-1526
Greenough, C. (2017) ‘Queering Fieldwork in Religion: Exploring Life Stories with Non-Normative Christians Online’. Fieldwork in Religion, 12(1), pp.8—26.
For a full list of current publications see: https://research.edgehill.ac.uk/en/persons/christopher-greenough