Dr Joshua Andrews

Lecturer in Eastern Religions

Contact info

Name: Joshua Andrews

Position: Lecturer

Email: j.andrews@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 382103

Location: M11a, Main Arts

Contact Info

Name: Joshua Andrews

Position: Lecturer

Email: j.andrews@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 382103

Location: M11a, Main Arts

Overview

My educational background is firmly rooted in Bangor University, having completed my BA, MA and recently submitting my PhD as part of the School of Philosophy and Religion. My research has primarily focused on the dialogue that exists between Eastern religions and Western philosophy, with particular focus on formidable parallels that exist between Buddhism and existentialism. My research interests have influenced my teaching, leading me to develop a range of modules which examine the influence that Eastern religious philosophy and Western philosophy and culture have had on each other, exploring areas as diverse as human rights, politics, film, social media and ritual. My modules therefore focus on the practice of religion in modernity, recognising the vital role religion plays within contemporary society.

Postgraduate Project Opportunities

Postgraduate Project Opportunities

 

I am interested in supervising doctoral students working in any of the following areas:

 

  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism (especially the Theravada traditions)
  • Comparative Philosophy (particularly in the fields of Asian Philosophy, existentialism and ethics)
  • Gender and Asian Religions
  • The relationship between religion and LGBT

 

Teaching and Supervision

Modules taught

  • Living the Good Life: Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction: Judaism & Christianity
  • Comparative Philosophy: East and West
  • Applied Ethics
  • Hinduism in the Modern World
  • Buddhism in the Modern World
  • Sex and Society
  • Tales of Might and Morality
  • Religious Education
  • Independent Study
  • Dissertation

Other

Administrative Roles

 

  • Admissions Tutor (History, Archaeology, Philosophy and Religion)
  • School Liaisons Officer
  • Welcome Week Co-ordinator

Recognition/Awards

  • 2017: ‘Postgraduate Teacher of the Year’, Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Award.
  • 2019: 'Student Engagement Award', Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Award

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • BL Religion
  • BQ Buddhism
  • BJ Ethics
  • BX Christian Denominations
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