Barker, Eileen (Vartan)

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BARKER, Eileen (Vartan)

BARKER, Eileen (Vartan). British, b. 1938. Genres: Theology/Religion, Sociology. Career: Professor of sociology, London School of Economics, 1992-, lecturer, 1970-85; dean, Undergraduate Studies, 1982-86, senior lecturer, 1985-90, reader, 1990-92; director, INFORM (Information Network Focus on Religious Movements), London, 1988-93; visiting part-time lecturer, Brunel University, 1974-75; vice dean, Faculty of Economics, University of London, 1986-88; visiting fellow, Dept of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987; visiting professor, Dept of Sociology, University of New England, Australia, 1988. Publications: The Making of a Moonie: Choice or Brainwashing?, 1984 (Distinguished Book Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion); Sects and New Religious Movements, 1988; New Religious Movements: A Practical Introduction, 1989. EDITOR: New Religious Movements: A Perspective for Understanding Society, 1982; Of Gods and Men: New Religious Movements in the West, 1984; Secularization, Rationalism and Sectarianism, 1993; LSE on Freedom, 1995; 20 Years On: Changes in New Religions, 1995. Address: Dept. of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE, England.