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Dr Sam Han
Lecturer in Sociology


Sam Han is an interdisciplinary social scientist, working primarily in the areas of social/cultural/critical theory, new media studies, religion, the United States and East Asia (as well as their various overlaps and nodal points). He is currently Lecturer of Sociology at Brunel University London. He is the author of (Inter)Facing Death: Life in Global Uncertainty(Routledge, 2020), Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-Secular Modernity (Routledge, 2016), Digital Culture and Religion in Asia (Routledge, 2015)(with Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir), Web 2.0 (Routledge, 2011), Navigating Technomedia: Caught in the Web (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007) and editor (with Daniel Chaffee) of The Race of Time: A Charles Lemert Reader (Routledge, 2009).


PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), USA.

BA, Wesleyan University, USA.

Newest selected publications

Han, S. (2022) 'Towards a tragic social science: Critique, translation, and performance'. Thesis Eleven, 170 (1). pp. 9 - 27. ISSN: 0725-5136

Journal article

Han, S. (2022) 'New York is dead: The Joker steps and urban melancholia', inBreaking Down Joker. Routledge. pp. 47 - 62. ISBN 10: 1003171303.

Book chapter

Han, S. (2019) '(Inter) facing Death: Life in Global Uncertainty'. Routledge. ISSN 10: 131544674X ISSN 13: 9781315446769


Han, S. (2016) 'Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-secular Modernity'. Routledge. ISSN 10: 1315720086


Han, S. and Nasir, KM. (2015) 'Digital culture and religion in Asia'. Routledge. ISSN 10: 131574046X

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