Tom Woerner - Powell

Tom Woerner - Powell


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Tom Woerner-Powell's interdisciplinary research examines religio-political dimensions of Islamic thought and Muslim experience in colonial and post-colonial contexts, exploring confluences and boundaries between ostensibly religious and political practices, ideas, and frames of reference. It engages with on-going representations of Islam and Muslims through the category of ‘religion’ in the modern period, with particular focus upon the political effects and hermeneutic contexts of discourses on mysticism, religiously sanctioned violence, and principled pacifism.

Tom Woerner-Powell is Principal Investigator in an international AHRC-funded research project exploring varieties of pacifism and nonviolence in modern Islam.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Creative Manchester


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