Ms Justine Esta Ellis

DPhil Candidate in Study of Religion
Justine Esta

Justine is a doctoral researcher in the Faculty of Theology and Religion.

She earned a first class master’s in Study of Religion from the University of Oxford and an honours undergraduate bachelor’s in Religion from Barnard College, Columbia University.  Prior to beginning doctoral work, she held public speaking and programme management roles at several policy and non-profit institutes.

Research interests

Justine’s research focuses on the intersection of religious literacy, secularity, and public policy.

Selected publications

‘Constructing a Protestant Nation: Religion, Politics, and the Texas Public School Curriculum.’ Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds. Vol. 7, No. 1. (April 2011): 27-58.