Seeking ex-CoS members to interview for dissertation study

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Post Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:44 pm

Seeking ex-CoS members to interview for dissertation study

Dear all:

I'm a sociology doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida doing
a research study on individuals who once held membership in, but are no
longer affiliated with, the Church of Scientology. I'm looking for adults
18 years of age or older in the Central or South Florida areas (or who
lived in those areas while affiliated with the CoS) who would like to take
part in a confidential interview with me about their experiences in leaving
these organizations. I'm also interested in learning about former members’
current religious affiliations, if any. The interview should last from one to
three hours. I live in Tampa and am happy to travel to your location for
the interview.

My study specifically looks at how and why people leave “closed”
religious communities that demand much of their members. By
participating in this interview, you will be contributing to an
important area of academic study of which little research has been

The interview will be recorded using an audio-recorder, and I will
transcribe the interview so I can compare it with interviews of other
former members. I will be the only person conducting and transcribing
the interviews. The interview will be strictly confidential and I
will use pseudonyms and remove all identifying information when I discuss
these interviews in my dissertation.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in participating or learning
more about this study, please contact me via email at
For more information about me, please visit my profile on the sociology
department's website at

Thank you for your time and consideration, and I hope to hear from you.

Sean Currie



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Post Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:09 am

Re: Seeking ex-CoS members to interview for dissertation stu

I m from Tampa, ex Sea Org. 14 yrs experience. Interview is fine

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