KnottProfessor Kim Knott
Professor of Religious and Secular Studies, and Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellow
Kim is currently leading research on the role of ideologies and beliefs in areas of conflict, risk and insecurity. At Lancaster, she teaches about religion and other ideologies in public life, and on the relationship between the religion and the secular. She has published books on migration, religion and the media. Her book ‘Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction’ is widely used by university and school students. From 2005-11, she directed a national research programme on ‘Diasporas, Migration and Identities’ for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and as part of that produced a website for young people and teachers of Global Education, Citizenship Education, History and Geography called Moving People, Changing Places. Many years ago Kim went to a comprehensive school in Bristol where she was Chair of Debating. In honour of this she spent her woodwork lessons making a gavel which she used to keep order in debates. Skills learnt then have been put to good use since in university lecturing and chairing meetings.