Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I received my PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto in 2010 and my MA in Religion and Culture from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1998; currently I am completing a Master Universitario program at the Pontifical University of Saint Anselm (Rome). In 1995 and 1997 I worked on archaeological sites (Iron Age, Roman period, early Islamic period) in Jordan.
During the years 2011-2013 I was an assistant professor in the Department of Religion and Culture here at Laurier.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
On the one hand, I am intrigued especially by New Testament studies and Christian origins. On the other hand, I am most fascinated by Gandhian studies, as well as Christianity and reception of the Bible in India, past and present.
Awards and Achievements
Donald F. Morgenson Award for Teaching Excellence (2020).
Frank W. Beare Award for Outstanding Book in the areas of Christian Origins, Post-Biblical Judaism and/or Greco-Roman Religions (2014).
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship (2001).
Student Opportunities / Supervising
Although I am contract teaching faculty, I would be delighted to supervise students, where permitted, in the areas of biblical studies (historical criticism, reception history); the history of Christianity; Christianity in India; and the study of Mahatma Gandhi.
Damm, Alex, ed. Religions and Education in Antiquity: Studies in Honour of Michel Desjardins;
Damm, Alex. "Gandhi and the Parable of the Prodigal Son," Biblical Interpretation (forthcoming);
Damm, Alex. "Rhetorical Modes of Transformation in the Synoptic Gospels," in The Oxford Companion to the Synoptic Gospels (forthcoming)
Damm, Alex, ed. Gandhi in a Canadian Context: Relationships between Mahatma Gandhi and Canada (2016).
Damm, Alex. “Gandhi’s Understanding of Canada,” in Gandhi in a Canadian Context (2016).
Damm, Alex. “A Rhetorical-Critical Assessment of Luke’s Use of the Elijah-Elisha Narrative,” in The Elijah-Elisha Narrative in the Composition of Luke (2014).
Damm, Alex. Ancient Rhetoric and the Synoptic Problem: Clarifying Markan Priority (2013).
Damm, Alex. “Ornatus: An Application of Rhetoric to the Synoptic Problem,” Novum Testamentum (2003).