Dr. Carl Morris

Associate Lecturer in Religion, Culture and Society

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Livesey House, LH119

+44 (0) 1772 89 3982

Subject Areas: Sociology

Carl joined UCLAN in 2014 and teaches across the Religion, Culture and Society programme. He is a sociologist of religion, with a particular research specialism relating to religion, popular culture and Muslims in Britain.

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Carl’s academic background touches upon a number of subject areas in the social sciences and humanities, including philosophy, religious studies, sociology and cultural studies. His doctorate looked at Muslim musicians and popular culture in Britain – touching on wider issues of youth studies, spirituality, globalisation and the public role of religion in the UK – and was completed at Cardiff University in 2013. He is an active researcher and is currently working on a small project looking at Muslim comedians in the UK.


Morris C (2016) “Music and materialism: The emergence of alternative Muslim lifestyle cultures in Britain”, in Hutchings T and McKenzie J (eds) Material Religion. Farnham: Ashgate.

Morris C (2016) “Finding a Voice: Young Muslims, Music and Religious Change in Britain”, in Hamid S (ed) Young British Muslims: Rhetoric and Realities. Farnham: Ashgate.