Reverend Elenie Poulos

Reverend Elenie Poulos

Research Assistant

 Rev. Elenie Poulos is an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate at Macquarie University where she was recently awarded a PhD (Politics). Her PhD thesis examined the public discourses and politics of religious freedom in Australia. Elenie is an ordained Minister of the Uniting Church in Australia and was, for 15 years, the director of the Church’s national justice policy and advocacy unit. She is a director on the Board of Uniting NSW.ACT, a major provider of community and aged care services. She has also served on the Board of the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and was, for 11 years, a Commissioner of the World Council of Churches advisory body on international affairs.

Relevant Publications

 Poulos, E. (2021). ‘The bell was tolling’: The framing of religious freedom in The Australian editorials 2015-2019. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 26(3), 428-448. doi:10.1080/1323238X.2021.1885290

 Poulos, E. (2020). The power of belief: Religious freedom in Australian parliamentary debates on same-sex marriage. Australian Journal of Political Science, 55(1), 1-19. doi:10.1080/10361146.2019.1706719

 Poulos, E. (2019). Constructing the problem of religious Freedom: An analysis of Australian government inquiries into religious freedom. Religions, 10(583), 1-17. doi:10.3390/rel10100583

 Poulos, E. (2018). Protecting freedom/protecting privilege: Church responses to anti-discrimination law reform in Australia. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 24(1), 117-133. doi:10.1080/1323238X.2018.1455487