Dr Shanon Shah
Shanon holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from King's College London. He previously lectured in religious studies there and at the University of Kent. Shanon is currently the Director of Faith for the Climate, a national charity focusing on action on the climate crisis, and conducts research on minority religions and alternative spiritualities at the Information Network on Religious Movements (Inform), a research charity based at King's College London.
His research and teaching interests include the ethnographic study of religion, contemporary Islam and Christianity, new religious movements, gender and sexuality, popular culture, and social movements. He is the author of the monograph The Making of a Gay Muslim: Religion, Sexuality and Identity in Malaysia and Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and is an editor at Critical Muslim, the flagship quarterly publication of the Muslim Institute (a London-based educational fellowship).