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Michel Desjardins

Associate Dean, Research and Curriculum, Faculty of Arts
Professor, Department of Religion and Culture

Areas of Expertise: Food and spirituality; University learning-abroad programs Christian origins Academic study of religion

Biography: Laurier's Department of Religion and Culture has been my academic home since 1993. I currently also serve as the Associate Dean: Research and Curriculum in the Faculty of Arts. ?

519-884-0710 ext.3323

Byron Williston

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Environment and ethics; Climate change; Religion; Atheism; Modern Philosophy

519-884-0710 ext.3686

Alfred Hecht

Professor Emeritus and Associate Director Viessmann European Research Centre

Areas of Expertise: Regional development in Canada; Ethnicity, religion and income variation in Canada; Regional development in Paraguay; Industrial development in former East Germany

Biography:  click here for more information

1.519.884-0710 ext.2447

Andrew Lyons

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Expertise: Politics, religion and society in West Africa; Mass media in African society; Eugenics and scientific racism; Sexuality in other cultures

Biography: History of anthropology, symbolic anthropology, representations of sexuality, legal anthropology, the anthropological study of mass media. Geographical area: Africa.

Carol B. Duncan

Associate Professor and Chair of Religion and Culture

Areas of Expertise: African Diaspora; African Caribbean religion; Religion and immigration; African Canadian; Religion and popular culture; Caribbean religion and culture; African-Canadians

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519-884-0710 ext.3692

Christopher F. J. Ross

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Officer

Areas of Expertise: Psychology of religion; Personal needs and religion; Personality and religion; Effects of conflict on children; Psychotherapy; Religion and social justice; Gender and religion; Concepts of self in different cultures and settings; Images of God or the divine

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519-884-0710 ext.3679

Chris Klassen

Contract Academic Staff

Areas of Expertise: feminist theory; contemporary Paganism; environmental ethics; disability studies; popular culture; women and religion

519 884 0710 ext.3626

P. M. Michèle Daviau

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Expertise: Archaeology; Egypt; Jordan; Israel; Mesopotamia; Ancient religions

Biography: Dr. P. M. Michele Daviau is Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at Wilfrid laurier University and a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto.  Since 1996, Dr. Daviau has?

519-884-1970 ext.6050 or 3625

Dana Sawchuk

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Sociology of religion; Religion and politics in Central America; Social Movements; Aging and Activism

Biography: I first came to Laurier in 1998 as a sessional instructor and joined the Department of Sociology as a full-time faculty member in 2001.  Since that time my research has focused on various social justice issues and movements in Latin America and?

519.884.0710 ext.2306

Jason Neelis

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,?

519-884-1970 ext.4572

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