Dr Alexis Artaud de la Ferriere

Personal profile

Alexis Artaud de La Ferrière is a Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Law and Criminology. He specialises in the sociology and contemporary history of religion, with a particular focus on Catholicism, Church-State relations, and issues of religious liberty. 

Externally, he is an Associate Researcher at the Groupe Sociétés Religions Laïcités (EPHE/CNRS) in Paris. He also serves on the board of directors for the Association Française de Sciences Sociales des Religions and on the editorial board for the peer-reviewed journal Social Sciences and Missions. With Nicholas Miller, he convenes the Religious Liberty and Covid-19 Research Project.

Office: ABF16
Phone: +44 (0)1784 414243
Personal website: alexisdelaferriere.com
Twitter: twitter.com/ArtaudDe
Office hours: Monday, 10-12

Research interests

  • Church-state relations: secularisation, laïcité, freedom of religion and belief

  • Catholicism

  • Religion and politics in contemporary French society
  • Christianity in North Africa

  • Migration and religion

  • Faith-based NGO's

Educational background

  • PhD, Cambridge

  • MPhil, Cambridge

  • BA (Hons), Sheffield

Current PhD students


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