Dr Tom Aechtner

Senior Lecturer

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
t.aechtner@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52823

Overview

Research Interests

My work lies in contemporary religion-and-science discourse, with a focus on religiously-motivated antievolutionism, scientism, mass persuasion, public perceptions of science, and the ongoing Evolution Wars. I also have secondary research interests associated with religion in the African diaspora, Pentecostalism, and Global Christianity.

Current Research Project

At present I am working on a project affiliated with the Faraday Institute's Uses and Abuses of Biology Programme. My own contribution to this multiyear project is entitled 'Evolution, Atheism, and Mass Persuasion.' This research initiative examines how interpretations of biological evolution are being deployed throughout New Atheist media, which is contrasted with antievolutionist rhetoric.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oxf.
  • Master of Arts, University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Alta

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor