Dr Ingrid Storm

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology
Birmingham Fellow

Contact details

School of Social Policy
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Ingrid Storm is a Birmingham Fellow in the Department for Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology in the School of Social Policy.  She is a sociologist of religion and her main interests are in religious change and the impact of religion on social behaviour.

She currently works on a large EU-funded international project focusing on inequality and youth radicalisation, and recently completed a three year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2017) researching the relationship between financial insecurity and religion in Europe. Ingrid has a PhD from the University of Manchester, an MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Manchester and an MA in Anthropology from Binghamton University. Ingrid is the module convenor and lecturer of the postgraduate taught module Contemporary Issues in Social Policy.


Storm, I. (2017) When does religiosity matter for attitudes to immigration? The impact of economic insecurity and religious norms in Europe, European Societies, DOI: 10.1080/14616696.2017.1402122

Storm, I. (2017) “Does economic insecurity predict religiosity? Evidence from the European Social Survey 2002-2014”, Sociology of Religion 78(2): 146-172. doi:10.1093/socrel/srw055

Storm, I., Sobolewska, M. and Ford, R. (2017). “Is ethnic prejudice declining in Britain? Change in social distance among ethnic majority and minority Britons”, British Journal of Sociology 68(3): 410-434, doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12250

Storm, I. (2017) “Does security increase secularity? Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey on the relationship between income and religious service attendance”, Journal of Religion in Europe 10(3): 328-349, doi: 10.1163/18748929-01003004

Storm, I. (2016). “Morality in Context: A Multilevel Analysis of the Relationship between Religion and Values in Europe”, Politics and Religion 9(01):111–38,  doi: 10.1017/S1755048315000899

Storm, I. (2015) “Religion, inclusive individualism and volunteering in Europe”, Journal of Contemporary Religion 30(2): 213-229, doi: 10.1080/13537903.2015.1025542

Storm, I. (2015) “Civic Engagement in Britain: The Role of Religion and Inclusive Values”, European Sociological Review 31(1): 14-29, doi: 10.1093/esr/jcu077

Voas, D., McAndrew, S. and Storm, I. (2013), “Modernisation and the gender gap in religiosity: Evidence from cross-national European surveys”, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 65:259-283, doi: 10.1007/s11577-013-0226-5

Bakken, P. and Storm, I. (2013) “Academic Drift and Diversity:  Institutional Dynamics in Norwegian Higher Education”, pp. 262-282 in Karlsen, J.E  and Pritchard R.M. O. (eds.) Resilient Universities: Confronting Changes in a Challenging World, Oxford: Peter Lang

Purdam, K. and I. Storm. (2013) “Secular Values, Religious Beliefs and Civic Life”, pp.147-167 in J.d. Hart, P. Dekker, and L. Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe, Dordrecht Springer.

Storm, I. (2013) “’Christianity is not just about religion’ Religious and National identities in a Northern English town”, Secularism and Nonreligion 2:21-38, doi: 10.5334/snr.aj

Storm, I. and Voas, D. (2012) “The Intergenerational Transmisison of Religious Service Attendance”, Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 25(2):19-38,  http://tapir.pdc.no/pdf/NJRS/2012/2012-02-2.pdf

Storm, I. (2012) “Säkulares Christentum als nationale Identität: Religion und Anti-Immigrationseinstellungen in vier westeuropäischen Ländern”, pp.331-370 in D. Pollack, I. Tucci and H-G. Ziebertz (eds.) Religioser Pluralismus Im Fokus Quantitativer Religionsforschung, Wiesbaden: Springer.

Voas, D. og I. Storm. (2012) “The Inter-generational Transmission of Churchgoing in England and Australia”, Review of Religious Research 53(4): 377-39, doi: 10.1007/s13644-011-0026-1

Storm, I. (2011) “Ethnic Nominalism and Civic Religiosity: Christianity and National Identity in Britain”, Sociological Review 59(4): 828–846, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-954X.2011.02040.x

Storm, I. (2011) “’Christian nations’? Ethnic Christianity and Anti-immigration Attitudes in four Western European Countries”, Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 24 (1): 75-96, http://tapir.pdc.no/pdf/NJRS/2011/2011-01-5.pdf

Storm, I. (2009) “Halfway to Heaven: Four Types of Fuzzy Fidelity in Europe”, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48 (4): 702-718 , doi: 10.1111/j.1468-5906.2009.01474.x

Storm, I., Wilson, D.S. (2009) “Liberal and Conservative Protestant Denominations as Different Socioecological Strategies”, Human Nature 20 (1): 1-24, doi: 10.1007/s12110-008-9055-z

Storm, I. (2008) Liberal and Conservative Religion: Different Socio-ecological Strategies, Akademiker Verlag