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Michael Keenan

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social and Political Sciences


Michael Keenan is a lecturer on the Sociology course. He teaches on a number of courses including Religion and Society, Introduction to Social Structure, Researching Sociology and Exploring Social Life. Michael's teaching interests focus on the Sociology of Religion, and issues related to family, sexuality and relationships. Michael is also first year tutor on the Sociology course.

Research areas

  • Sociology of Religion
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Close Relationships
  • Identity
  • Sexuality

Press expertise

  • Clergy
  • Gay clergy
  • Religious identity
  • Young people and religion
  • Gay identity, relationships and civil partnerships