Dr Russell Sandberg is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Cardiff University where he researches at the Centre for Law and Religion. In 2005, he graduated from Cardiff Law School with First Class Honours and in 2010 he successfully defended his doctoral thesis at Cardiff examining the relationship between religion, law and society.
He is the author of Law and Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Religion, Law and Society (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Russell is co-author of Religion and Law in the United Kingdom (Kluwer Law International, 2011) which forms part of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws Series. The second edition of this work was published in 2014. He is also co-editor of Law and Religion: New Horizons (Peeters, 2010) and editor of Religion and Legal Pluralism (Ashgate, forthcoming).
He is the Managing Editor of the ICLARS Series on Law and Religion, published by Ashgate. He is a contributor to Westlaw UK Insight and was a specialist Contributing Editor for Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2010). He is the author or co-author of over 50 articles and book chapters addressed to legal, sociological and general readerships. His recent research has included an empirical study into the operation of religious tribunals in Britain, funded by the AHRC / ESRC Religion and Society programme.
Russell is currently writing a textbook on English Legal History for Cambridge University Press and is co-editing two books of essays: 'The Confluence of Law and Religion' for Cambridge University Press and 'The Research Handbook on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law and Religion' for Edward Elgar publishing.