My research is grounded in the sociology of religion and connected by an overarching interest in how the secular and religious interact, particularly in Europe and North America, attentive to power relations and social justice issues in these dynamics.
Davie, Grace, Rebecca Catto, and Linda Woodhead (2016). Secularism and Secularization. In Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations, edited by L. Woodhead, C. Partridge, and H. Kawanami. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 551-570.
Catto, Rebecca and David Perfect (2015). Religious Literacy, Equalities and Human Rights. In Religious Literacy in Policy and Practice, edited by A. Dinham and M. Francis. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 135-163.
Catto, Rebecca (2013). Accurate Diagnosis? Exploring Convergence and Divergence in Non-Western Missionary and Sociological Master Narratives of Christian Decline in Western Europe. Transformation 30(1): 31-45.
Woodhead, Linda and Rebecca Catto (eds). Religion and Change in Modern Britain. London; New York: Routledge.
Currently I am Co-Principal Investigator on the £3.4 million ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum, Global Perspectives' project funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. With my colleague Stephen Jones from the University of Birmingham, I am leading the qualitative research to be conducted in Argentina, Australia, Germany, Spain, and the US.