Dr. Renae Barker is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law,andEducation at the University of Western Australia. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies. She is also the Diocesan Advocate for the Anglican Diocese of Bunbury where she advises the Bishop on matters of church law. She has published on a range of topics related to religion and the law and is bestknown for her research on the wearing of the burqa and niqab in western jurisdictions. She is the author of State and Religion: The Australian Story(Routledge, 2019). In addition to her scholarly publications,Renae regularly publishes on The Conversation and ABC Religion & Ethicsonline. She is regularly interviewed by the media on issues relating to law and religion in Australia.

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