Dr Killian Quigley

Professor Bryan Turner

Member, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise: Sociology; sociology of religion ;social theory; citizenship studies; sociology of Islam
HDR Supervisor accreditation status: Full
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6378-7144
Phone: 02 99465 9056
Location: ACU North Sydney Campus

I have held professorships in a number of universities:CUNY USA;National University of Singapore:Cambridge, Wellesley USA,Max  Planck Professor Potsdam Germany; University of Utrecht; and in Australia:Flinders;Deakin;UWS;and ACU

Select publications

  • Turner, Bryan S. (2021) ‘Happiness and Aging: two contrasted views’ in J.E.Davis and P.Scherz(eds) The Evening of Life Notre Dame Press, ch.7.
  • Turner, Bryan S. (2021)’The Political Theology of Covid-19’ in Gerard Delanty (ed) Pandemics, Politics and Society,Berlin: De Gruyter chapter 9.
  • Turner, Bryan S. (2021) ‘Philip Selznick on Law and Society’ in Paul van Seters (ed) 129-148. Susen, Simon and Turner, Bryan S. (2022) ‘Classics and Classicality. JCS after 20years’ Journal of Classical Sociology 21(3-4) 227-44.
  • Turner, Bryan S. (2022) ‘The History of Changing Concepts of Health and Illness:Outline of a General Model of Illness Categories’ in
  • Susan C. Schrimshaw,Sandra D. Lane, Robert A. Rubinstein and Julian Fishers (eds) The Sage Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine2nd Edition London: Sage 82-102.
  • Turner, Bryan S. (2022)’Introduction:  waves of democracy’ in Juergen Mackert, Hannah Wolf and Bryan S. Turner (eds) The Condition of Democracy Vol. 1,London : Routledge, pp. 1-15.
  • Arslan, Berna Zengin and Turner, Bryan S. (2022) ‘Against the ‘Exception’.Rethinking Turkish secularism through the Diyanet’ in (eds) Fatma Müge Göçek & Gamze Evcimen, co-editors  Handbook on the Sociology of the Middle East London: I.B.Taurus. pp. 164-184.
  • Turner, Bryan S. (2022) ‘Vulnerability and existence theory in catastrophic times’ Journal of Classical Sociology 22(1):90-94.
  • Bryan S. Turner (2022) ‘Marshall and Dahrendorf: theories of citizenship 1945-2022’ Citizenship Studies.
  • Bryan S. Turner (2022) ‘The Fragility of the Ordinary’ in Mehmet Emin Balci (ed) Siradanin Kirilganligi Istanbul: Insan :7-11.


  • The Far Right in Australia.
  • The Discovery Grant – Grant ID: DP200102013
    Funding Amount: $327,521
    Funding Commencement Year: 2020-2023
  • .CI – Bryan Turner

International reviewed journal articles

  • Journal of Classical Sociology; Citizenship Studies
    Reviewed a manuscript on Politico-Religious Authority Formations in Japan and China for the Austrian Academy of Sciences Press in March 2022.

Accolades and awards

  • In 2022 ranked 9 in Australia and 199 in world; Max Plank Award in Social Science 2015-2022 - 780,000 Euro.
    Invited to debate at the Oxford Union on this house proposes to live forever in March 2021.

Appointments and affiliations

  • Emeritus Professor in Sociology Graduate Center CUNY USA;  Distinguished Honorary Fellow The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion University of Birmingham UK


  • Editor Journal of Classical Sociology (20 years)Editor Citizenship Studies (25 yrs); Series Editor The Anthem Companions to Sociology (20 yrs);
  • Series Editor Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia (5yrs).

Grant agency review panels

  • Regularly review research submission for the ARC

Public Engagement

  • In 2021-22, I have given 3 public online lectures to the public  University in the sacred city of Qom in Iran allegedly to audiences in their 1000s. I have also had several interviews in Turkey where many of my books have been translated. These were recorded, however unsure if copies can be found.

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