Conjoint Professor Marion Maddox

Conjoint Professor

School of Humanities and Social Science

Career Summary

Biography

Marion Maddox is the leading authority on the intersection of religion and politics in Australia. She holds PhDs in theology (Flinders 1992) and political philosophy (UNSW 2000), and has taught Australian politics and religious studies in universities in Australia and New Zealand.

As the 1999-2000 Australian Parliamentary Fellow, she interviewed some fifty serving and retired federal Members and Senators about their views on faith and public life, resulting in For God and Country: Religious Dynamics in Australian Federal Politics (Canberra: Parliament of Australia, 2001.

Her landmark work, God Under Howard: The Rise of The Religious Right in Australian Politics (Sydney: Allen & Unwin 2005), was 'an exemplary case study of the interaction between religion and politics in Australia today' (Times Literary Supplement).

'Taking God to School: The End of Australia's Egalitarian Education will be published by Allen & Unwin in 2014.'

"Marion Maddox is challenging all Australians about the kind of society we want for the future. There is much at stake here and this makes Taking God to School essential reading." -- Peter Garrett, Sydney Review of Books, May 2014
 
Research Expertise
Professor Maddox's areas of research expertise include religion and politics; religion and law; religion and citizenship; religious diversity; religious freedom; democracy, difference and inclusion; and Durkheim.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Political Philosophy), University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Anthropology), University of Sydney
  • PhD (Technology), Flinders University

Keywords

  • Durkheim
  • Religion and politics
  • democracy
  • difference and inclusion
  • religion and citizenship
  • religion and law
  • religious diversity
  • religious freedom

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160601 Australian Government and Politics 20
220405 Religion and Society 30

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 -  Conjoint Professor University of Newcastle
Faculty of Education and Arts
Australia
1/01/2011 -  ARC Future Fellow Macquarie University
Faculty of Arts
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Membership - Australasian Political Studies Association Australasian Political Studies Association
Australia
1/01/2008 - 1/12/2011 Director Macquarie University
Centre for Research on Social Inclusion
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2007 Reader, Religious Studies Victoria University, Wellington
New Zealand
1/01/2001 -  Membership - New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/12/2001 Senior Lecturer Victoria University, Wellington
New Zealand
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2000 Lecturer Victoria University, Wellington
New Zealand
1/01/1999 - 1/12/2001 President Australian Association for Study of Religions
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/12/1999 Australian Parliamentary Fellow Parliament House, Canberra
Social Policy and Politics and Public Administration groups
Australia
1/01/1997 - 31/12/2010 Membership - Australian Association for Study of Religions Australian Association for Study of Religions
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/12/1998 Lecturer, Australian Politics The University of Adelaide
Australia
1/01/1993 - 1/12/1996 Senior Lecturer, Religion Studies University of South Australia
Australia
1/01/1992 - 1/12/1992 Lecturer, Religion Studies University of South Australia
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Maddox M, Taking God to School. The end of Australia's egalitarian education?, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 248 (2014) [A1]
2005 Maddox M, God Under Howard, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 400 (2005)
2001 Maddox M, For God and Country: Religious Dynamics in Australian Federal Politics, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Canberra, 299 (2001)
1993 Habel NC, O'Donoghue MT, Maddox M, Myth, Ritual and the Sacred, University of South Australia, South Australia, 170 (1993)
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Chapter (18 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Maddox M, 'Christianity in Australia and New Zealand: Faith and Politics in Secular Soil', Introducing World Christianity, John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex 201-217 (2012)
2011 Maddox M, 'Religion as the New Race', Outcast: the Plight of Black African Refugees, Africa World Press, . 69-82 (2011) [B1]
2011 Maddox M, 'Salvation and Conquest: The Battle for Australia', The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Politics and Religion in America, Wiley-Blackwell, . 424-438 (2011)
2009 Maddox M, 'Hillsong and the Megachurches', The Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 325-329 (2009)
2009 Maddox M, 'Religion, State and Politics in Australia', The Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2009)
2007 Maddox M, 'When God Meets Politics', Time for Change, Hardie Grant, Melbourne 121-138 (2007)
2007 Maddox M, 'Methodism', The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics, Oxford University Press, Oxford 340-342 (2007)
2005 Maddox M, Schraener C, 'What Should Be the Place of Religion in Australian Politics?', 2005 Peace Yearbook, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Sydney 3-6 (2005)
2005 Maddox M, 'Religion, Family and Invention of Tradition', A Passion for Politics: Essays in honour of Graham Maddox, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney 223-234 (2005)
2004 Maddox M, 'One Country Under Howard', A Win and a Prayer: Scenes from the 2004 Australian election, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney 43-49 (2004)
2003 Maddox M, 'Blackleg Churches? The changing relationship between church and executive government', Spirit of Australia vol. II, Australian Theological Forum, Melbourne 145-163 (2003)
2003 Maddox M, 'Durkheim Beyond Liberalism: Liberal accommodations of group rights', Human Rights Research, Victoria Human Rights Programme, Wellington 71-102 (2003)
2003 Maddox M, 'Durkheim Beyond Liberalism: Liberal accommodations of group rights', Human Rights Research, Victoria Human Rights Programme, Wellington 71-102 (2003)
2001 Maddox M, 'The Preamble Debate: Religion and Public Values in Australia', Spirit of Australia: Religion in Citizenship and National Life, Australian Theological Forum, Melbourne 150-180 (2001)
2000 Maddox M, 'Baring All: Testimony as Moral Exhortation', Disclosures, Ashgate, London 69-99 (2000)
1998 Maddox M, 'Religion in the Hindmarsh Island Controversy', Cultural Heritage: Values and Rights, Flinders University Centre for Applied Philosophy, Adelaide 61-79 (1998)
1997 Maddox M, 'Sticks and Stones: Religious Freedom, State Neutrality and Indigenous Heritage Protection', Australasian Political Studies 1997, Bedford Park: Flinders University, Adelaide 637-652 (1997)
1994 Maddox M, 'Nor Ever Chast Except You Ravish Mee: Sexual Politics and Protestant Pieties', Claiming Our Rites: Australian Feminist Essays in Religion, Australian Association for the Study of Religion, Adelaide 37-56 (1994)
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Journal article (30 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Maddox M, 'Finding God in Global Politics', INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, 36 185-196 (2015)
DOI 10.1177/0192512113509419
2014 Maddox M, 'Religious Intervention in a Naïve Polity:The Australian Christian Lobby', Political Theology, 15 132-150 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1179/1462317X13Z.00000000071
2014 Maddox M, 'Right-wing Christian intervention in a Naïve Polity: The Australian Christian lobby', Political Theology, 15 132-150 (2014) [C1]

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), which established itself in the national capital in 1995 as a registered company limited by guarantee, declares itself "rigorously non-partis... [more]

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), which established itself in the national capital in 1995 as a registered company limited by guarantee, declares itself "rigorously non-partisan," enjoying "credibility with church leaders, political parties and the media," and making "a real difference on issues of concern to Christians." From its base in Eternity House, Canberra, the ACL has been credited with some remarkable achievements, including persuading an atheist prime minister, herself living in an unconventional relationship, to maintain her seemingly incongruous opposition to marriage equality for same-sex couples. This article argues that the ACL has achieved its influential position by successfully presenting itself as politically, theologically, and culturally middle-of-the-road. The article analyses the ACL's claims about itself, the campaigns it conducts and the international networks to which its founders and board members relate in the light of political science theories of right-wing extremism. It finds that some ACL positions meet at least some formal definitions of right-wing extremism. This analysis further suggests that the category of "extreme right" offers both greater subtlety and more utility for study of the Christian right than some of its scholars have proposed. © W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2014.

DOI 10.1179/1462317X13Z.00000000071
2013 Maddox M, '"Rise Up Warrior Princess Daughters" Is evangelical women's submission a mere fairytale?'', Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 29 7-23 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.2979/jfemistudreli.29.1.9
2013 Maddox M, 'Prosper, Consume and Be Saved', Critical Research on Religion, 1 108-115 (2013) [C1]
2012 Maddox M, 'Les dynamiques politiques en Australie : religion et politique dans un système laïque', Pouvoirs, 141 51-64 (2012)
2012 Maddox M, ''In the Goofy parking lot': growth churches as a novel religious form for late capitalism', SOCIAL COMPASS, 59 146-158 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0037768612440954
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 4
2012 Maddox M, 'God Under Gillard: What difference does it make when the nation's leader is an atheist?', Uniting Church Studies, 18 51-64 (2012) [C1]
2011 Maddox M, 'A Secular Cancellation of the Secularist Truce: Religion and Political Legitimation in Australia', Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, 2 287-308 (2011) [C1]
2011 Maddox M, 'The Church, the State and the Classroom: Questions Posed by an Overlooked Sector in Australia's Education Market', University of NSW Law Journal, 34 300-314 (2011) [C1]
2011 Maddox M, 'Are religious schools socially inclusive or exclusive? An Australian conundrum', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL POLICY, 17 170-186 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10286632.2010.544729
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009 Maddox M, 'God, Caesar and Alexander4', Australian Quarterly, 75 4-9 (2009)
2009 Maddox M, 'An Argument for More, Not Less, Religion in Australian Politics', Australian Religion Studies Review, 22 345-367 (2009)
2009 Maddox M, 'Exploring Religion and Politics: Introduction', Australian Religion Studies Review, 17 345-367 (2009)
2009 Maddox M, 'Back Room Religion', Australian Review of Public Affairs, . (2009)
2008 Maddox M, 'The Right Hand of God and the Left Hand of God', Australian Review of Public Affairs, . (2008)
2007 Maddox M, 'Religion, Secularism and the Promise of Public Theology', International Journal of Public Theology 1, 85-103 (2007)
2004 Maddox M, 'Howard's Methodism: How convenient?!', Journal of Australian Studies, 83 (2004)
2002 Maddox M, 'All In the Family: Women, Religion and the Australian Right', Australian Religion Studies Review, 15 13-28 (2002)
2001 Maddox M, 'Blackleg Churches? The changing relationship between religion and executive government', Australian Religion Studies Review, 14 5-16 (2001)
2001 Maddox M, 'Whatever Happened to Equality?', Social Alternatives, 20 14-18 (2001)
2000 Maddox M, 'With Hope in God": The Preamble Debate, Religion and Public Values', Australian Religion Studies Review, 13 . (2000)
1999 Maddox M, 'Affirmative Action: Liberal Accommodation or Radical Trojan Horse?', Australian Journal of Law and Society, 14 1-4 (1999)
1999 Maddox M, 'For God and States' Rights: Euthanasia in the Senate', Legislative Studies, 14 51-61 (1999)
1998 Maddox M, 'What is a Fabrication? The Political Status of Religious Belief', Australian Religion Studies Review, 11 5-16 (1998)
1998 Maddox M, 'Religion and the Secular State Revisited', Australian Religion Studies Review, 11 97-113 (1998)
1998 Maddox M, 'Guest-edited special issue of Australian Religion Studies Review themed issue Religion and Politics.', Australian Religion Studies Review, 11 (1998)
1997 Maddox M, 'How Late Night Theology Sparked A Royal Commission into Indigenous Australian Religious Belief', Sophia: International Journal for Philosophical Theology and Cross-cultural Philosophy of Religion, 37 111-135 (1997)
1996 Maddox M, ''Bodies, Equality and Truth: What Does Affirmative Action Affirm?', Alternative Law Journal, 21 168-172 (1996)
1993 Maddox M, 'Ethics and Rhetoric of the Starving Child', Social Semiotics, 3 71-94 (1993)
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Conference (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Maddox M, 'Australia's Religious Right: How far can American comparisons take us?', ., Dunedin, New Zealand (2009) [E3]
2009 Maddox M, 'Accommodating Religious Diversity: Beyond Liberal Dilemmas', ., Santa Barbara, California (2009) [E3]
2009 Maddox M, 'International Symposium on Religion and Multicultural Citizenship', ., University of New South Wales, Australia (2009) [E3]
2009 Maddox M, 'Secularism and Religious Politics: An Australian Exception', ., University of Copenhagen in cooperation with Dep. of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham and Dep. of Legal Philosophy and Law of Culture and Religion, University of Vienna (2009) [E3]
2008 Maddox M, 'Why We Need More Religion in Australian Politics, Not Less', ., Sydney (2008) [E3]
2008 Maddox M, 'Saved By Shopping', ., University of Aix-Marseilles (2008) [E3]
2005 Maddox M, 'Howard and the Resurgence of Christian Politics', ., Sydney, NSW (2005)
2004 Maddox M, 'People Like That: Race, religion and values in recent Australian political rhetoric', ., Adelaide, SA (2004)
2002 Maddox M, 'Religion and Australian Politics: Out of the Methodological Bog', ., Canberra (2002)
2002 Maddox M, 'The Political Price of Religious Innocence', ., Brisbane, Australia (2002)
2002 Maddox M, 'Durkheim Beyond Liberalism', ., Wellington, New Zealand (2002)
2002 Maddox M, 'What is Religion For? Durkheim and the "Religion of Man"', ., Wellington, New Zealand (2002)
2002 Maddox M, 'Howard's Social Policy: Where Does It Come From and How Long Will It Last?', ., Hobart, Tasmania (2002)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $30,000

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $15,000

Religion, Marxism and Secularism$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Roland Boer, Doctor Euridice Charon-Cardona, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor James Juniper, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Conjoint Professor Marion Maddox, Doctor Sara Motta, Doctor Christina Petterson, Doctor Timothy Stanley
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500896
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20141 grants / $15,000

Religion and Radicalism Research Network$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Timothy Stanley, Professor Roland Boer, Professor Hilary Carey, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Conjoint Professor Marion Maddox, Doctor Kathleen McPhillips, Doctor Christina Petterson
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400933
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Conjoint Professor Marion Maddox

Position

Conjoint Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email marion.maddox@newcastle.edu.au
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