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Associate Professor & Graduate Officer
Areas of Expertise: South Asian religions, history, literature, and languages; Buddhist transmission across Asia; Gandharan manuscripts, epigraphy, and archaeology; Inscriptions and petroglyphs in northern Pakistan
Biography: Jason Neelis studies religious traditions of South Asia in historical, economic, and material contexts, with an emphasis on issues related to processes of cross-cultural mobility and exchange. In Early Buddhist Transmission and Trade Networks (Brill,…
Associate Professor, Journalism & Contemporary Studies
Areas of Expertise: Christianity and Culture; Religion and Media; Evangelicals and the News; Canadian Evangelicals
Biography: David's teaching and research focuses on religion in Canada, media in Canada, and religion AND media in Canada. He is currently studying growth and decline in Canada's churches. …
Assistant Professor - Cultural Studies Program Coordinator
Areas of Expertise: Religion and media; Religion and technology; Haiti/Haitian Vodou/Haitian diaspora; Citizen media (online social networking, blogging, etc.); Ubiquitous computing
Biography: I am cross-appointed in the Department of Communication Studies and the Cultural Studies Program, where I am currently Program Coordinator. My research is generally concerned with the intersection of media, technology and identity within the context of…
Professor and CIGI Chair in Religion and Politics in Global Context
Areas of Expertise: Religion & global politics; Religion & globalization; Religious transnationalism from the Global South; Sociology of religion; Transformations in the Latin American religious field; Pentecostalism
Biography: Religion and Politics
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Contract Academic Staff
Areas of Expertise: Social theory; Religion and political ideologies; Sociology of the family; Sociology of youth
Areas of Expertise: Oaths, Oath Refusal; Pledges and Vows: Citizenship, Religious, Military, Loyalty and Allegiance, Environmental; Mennonites: Faith, History and Community; History of Christianity; Religion and War and Peace; Global Conflict and Disarmament; Global Citizenship and Ethics; International Humanitarian Law
Biography: Edmund Pries was born into a refugee family. His parents were born in Ukraine, Edmund was born in Paraguay, and all six of his younger siblings were born in Winnipeg, Manitoba where Edmund grew up as a child of his beloved Canadian Prairies. Being born…