I am Reader in Religious Studies at the Open University, UK. My publications are based on research (or "hanging out with") Pagans, Jews, indigenous people and ... other people. I'm interested in various ways of understanding what "religion" is, does, means, etc. And right now I'm mostly interested in animism and the future of this little planet. My most recent book, Religions in Focus, brings together a really great team of people to write about religions as people actually live them. Its among the first and best properly Religious Studies books about religions.