Dr Ryan Williams

Lecturer in Studies in Religion

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



  • Master of Arts, University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Calgary
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Williams, Ryan J. and Liebling, Alison (2018). Faith Provision, Institutional Power, and Meaning among Muslim Prisoners in Two English High-Security Prisons. In Kent R. Kerley (Ed.), Finding Freedom in Confinement: The Role of Religion in Prison Life (pp. 269-291) Santa Barbara CA, United States: Praeger.

  • Williams, Ryan J. (2017). Introduction. In Ryan J. Williams , James Beckford and Lydia Wilson (Ed.), Unpacking Radicalisation in a Prison Environment (pp. 4-9) University of Cambridge: Centre of Islamic Studies.

  • Watts, Fraser N. and Williams, Ryan J. (2015). Religion, Psychology of. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition (pp. 354-358) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.84040-4

Journal Article

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor