Marion Maddox Biography

    Biography

    Marion Maddox is an Australian author, academic and political commentator. She is a Professor in the department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University. Maddox is a regular commentator on issues of religion and politics in the Australian media and is a member of the Uniting Church. She authored the book God Under Howard: The rise of the religious right in Australian politics which compared the Howard Government with the religious right in the United States and criticised the decline of mainstream Christianity in Australia. Maddox achieved doctorates in theology and political philosophy from Flinders University and the University of New South Wales respectively. She is also the recipient of an Australian Parliamentary Fellowship. Maddox has worked at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, the Universities of Adelaide and South Australia,