Eileen Vartan BARKER

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1938-04-21
Education Cheltenham Ladies' Coll, Webber Douglas Sch of Singing & Dramatic Art (gold medal), LSE (BSc, PhD)
Books & Publications New Religious Movements: A Perspective for Understanding Society (ed, 1982); Of Gods and Men (ed, 1983), The Making of a Moonie: Brainwashing or Choice? (1984), LSE on Freedom (ed, 1985), New Religious Movements: A Practical Introduction (1989), Secularization, Rationalism, and Sectarianism (co-ed, 1993), Twenty Years On: Changes in New Religious Movements (co-ed, 1995), New Religions and New Religiosity (co-ed, 1998), The Centrality of Religion in Social Life (ed, 2008), Religion and Diversification in New Religion Movements (ed, 2013)
Recreations N/A
Clubs
Style Prof Eileen Barker, OBE, FBA
Career LSE: on staff 1970-, dean of undergraduate studies 1982-86, prof of sociology (with special reference to the study of religion) 1992-2003 (now emeritus); fndr and chm Info Network Focus on Religious Movements (INFORM) 1988-; Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship 2004-07; Hobhouse Meml Prize 1970, SSSR Distinguished Book Award 1985, Martin Marty Award for the Promotion of the Understanding of Religion 2000, Lifetime Achievement Award Int Cultic Studies Assoc (ICSA) 2013; pres: Soc for the Scientific Study of Religion 1991-93, London Soc for the Study of Religion 1994-96, Assoc for the Sociology of Religion 2001-02; hon life pres ISORECEA 2006; hon research fell Inst of Philosphy Acad of Sci Kiev 2005, hon fell LSE 2011; Doctores Philosophiae (hc) Univ of Copenhagen 2000; FBA 1998
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