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.

Research

Research Expertise

  • Hinduism (especially in relation to the practice of Hinduism in diaspora)
  • Buddhism (especially the Theravada traditions)
  • Comparative Philosophy (particularly in the fields of Eastern Philosophy, existentialism and ethics)

Teaching and Supervision

Modules taught

  • Ethics: Religious Perspectives
  • Introduction: Judaism & Christianity
  • Comparative Philosophy: East and West
  • Applied Ethics
  • Hinduism in the Modern World
  • Buddhism in the Modern World
  • Sex and Society
  • God and Government 
  • Independent Study
  • Dissertation

Other

Administrative Roles

  • Director of Student Engagement 
  • Communications Office
  • Pastoral Care Lead (Philosophy and Religion)

Recognition/Awards

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

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

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