Dr Sylvie Shaw

Lecturer

School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
sylvie.shaw@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56322

Overview

Research Interests

  • Religion, environmental and social interconnections
    Religious and spiritual connections to the natural world Religious responses to the Queensland floods People's connection to nature and values held about the natural environment, especially waterways (Brisbane River, Moreton Bay and other 'blue spaces'
  • Religion and spirituality in the contemporary world
    Researching and teaching on the way religions manifest in multiple ways in contemporary society.
  • Religious and culutral diversity
    Researching and teaching on the place of diversity especially in higher education.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash University
  • Master of Arts, Monash University

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2008). Deep blue religion. In Sylvie Shaw and Andrew Francis (Ed.), Deep blue: Critical reflections on nature, religion, and water (pp. 137-156) London, U.K.: Equinox Publishing.

  • Shaw, Sylvie and Francis, Andrew (2008). Introduction: Sacred waters. In Sylvie Shaw and Andrew Francis (Ed.), Deep blue: Critical reflections on nature, religion, and water (pp. 1-14) London; Oakville, CT: Equinox Publishing.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2005). Wild spirit, active love. In Ly de Angeles, Emma Restall Orr and Thom van Dooren (Ed.), Pagan visions for a sustainable future (pp. 173-192) St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.: Llewellyn Publications.

  • Shaw, Syvlie (2004). At the water's edge: An ecologically-inspired methodology. In J. Blain, D. Ezzy and G. Harvey (Ed.), Researching Paganisms (pp. 131-146) Walnut Creek, U.S.A: AltaMira Press.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2003). Deep in the heart. In John Cameron (Ed.), Changing places : Re-imagining Australia (pp. 249-259) Double Bay, N.S.W., Australia: Longueville Books.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2011). Commercial fisheries and social impacts. In: S. Velayutham, N. Ebert and S. Watkins, TASA 2010 Conference Proceedings: Social Causes, Private Lives. 2010 TASA Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (). 6-9 December 2010.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2011). Fisheries and the sacred. In: TASA (The Australian Sociology Association) Conference, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, (). 28 November - 1 December 2011.

  • Shaw Sylvie (2011). Lives on the Line: Commercial fishers: Impacts of social and industrial change in Queensland. In: CFP: ISSR, Religion and Economy in a Global World, Aix-en-Provence, France, (). 30 June - 03 July 2011.

  • Shaw, Sylvie and Ghiloni, Aaron (2011). Religions respond to the Brisbane floods. In: Australian Association for Studies in Religion annual confernce, Southern Cross University, NSW, Australia, (). 1-3 July 2011.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2011). Religious responses to the Queensland floods. In: TASA (The Australian Sociology Association) Conference,, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, (). 28 November - 1 December 2011.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2011). Sacred river values. In: 14 th International River Symposium, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (). 26-29 September 2011.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2010). An ecological-religious conversion: Turned on to nature. In: 4th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC 2010), Perth, Western Australia, (41-42). 16-19 December 2010.

  • Shaw, Sylvie and Pearce, Michael (2010). Rivering from catchment to the Bay: A study of the Brisbane River. In: ISSRNC 2010 conference programme. 4th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC 2010), Perth, W.A., Australia, (42-42). 16-18 December 2010.

  • Shaw, Sylvie and Campbell, Lucy (2010). The spirit of commercial fishing. In: 2010 AASR (Australian Association for the Study of Religion) Conference., Brisbane, Australia, (). 2-4 July 2010.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2009). The spirit of resilience: Fishers in the deep blue. In: Religion, Nature, and Progress: 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture (ISSRNC). Program and Abstract Book. Religion, Nature, and Progress: 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture (ISSRNC), Amsterdam, Netherlands, (31-31). 23-26 July 2009.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2009). The spiritual flow of the Brisbane River. In: Make a World of Difference: Hearing each other, Healing the earth: 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions: Program Book. 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions, Melbourne, Australia, (332-333). 3-9 December 2009.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2009). Water-ways: The serpentine soul of Brisbane. In: Religion, Nature, and Progress: 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture (ISSRNC). Program and Abstract Book. Religion, Nature, and Progress: 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture (ISSRNC), Amsterdam, Netherlands, (30-31). 23-26 July 2009.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2008). Along the waterway. In: Peaceful Space: Sound, space & the environment forum, The University of Queensland, (). 6 September, 2008.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2008). River values and the Brisbane River. In: Peaceful Space: Sound, space & the environment forum, The University of Queensland, (). 6 September, 2008.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2008). See the world in green and blue. In: 3rd Annual Alternative expresssion of the numinous conference. Alternative expresssion of the numinous conference, Forgan Smith Building, University of Queensland, (47-47). 15 - 17 August, 2008.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2008). The soul of the fisher. In: T. Majoribanks, J. Barraket, J-S. Chang, A. Dawson, M. Guillemin, M. Henry-Waring, J. Lewis, D. Lusher, A. Kenyon, D. Nolan, P. Pyett, R. Robins, D. Warr, J. Wyn and R. Kokanovic, Reimagining Sociology: Proceedings of The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association. The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), The University of Melbourne, Victoria, (1-18). 2-5 December 2008.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2007). EcoConversion. In: Australian Association for the Study of Religion Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (). 7 July, 2007.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2007). Wild, numinous and erotic. In: 3rd Annual Alternative Expressions of the Numinous Conference, The University of Queensland, (). 17-19 August, 2007.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2006). Connecting with blue: Aquatic nature religion. In: Inaugural Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture, Gainesville, U.S., (). 6-9 April, 2006.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2006). Deep blue religion. In: 30th Anniversary AASR Conference 2006: Celebrating the Past - Anticipating the Future, University of South Australia, (). 7 - 9 July, 2006.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2005). Sustaining the sea, sustaining ourselves. In: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment: Be True to the Earth, Melbourne, Australia, (). April 2005.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2004). A ballet of butterflies. In: Sense of Place 5 Tasmanian Colloquium: Hope Like a River: Place, Art, Activism, Hobart, Tasmania, (). April, 2004.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2004). Aquaculture – the social context. In: Australian Marine Sciences Association Annual Conference, Hobart, Australia, (). 6-9 July 2004.

  • Shaw, Sylvie (2004). Social context of aquaculture. In: Coast to Coast 2004 proceedings. Australia's 6th National Coastal Conference : the second decade - coastal planning and management in Australia towards 2014, Hobart, Tasmania, (). 19-23 April, 2004.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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