Rev. Kylie McCormick

Rev. Kylie McCormick

Department of Theology and Religion
Doctoral Researcher

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PhD title: Communal Identity, Music Festivals, and the Church
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Davies
Home country: USA
PhD Theology and Religion


In short, my research focuses on the study of the creation and establishment of communal identities in music festivals. Each festival has its own “feel,” its own ethos that draws hundreds of thousands of fans every summer. These festivals have become our cultural seat for communal identity. In studying these  festivals we can parallel the communal identity to religious organizations, and prescribe more efficient and effective ways to grow communities in religious organizations.