Graduate Supervision

Graduate Supervisors are assigned by the Graduate Co-ordinator after consultation with the graduate student and faculty member concerned, usually at the beginning of winter term.  Students are encouraged to review our faculty page to help determine suitable graduate supervisors, and further encouraged to contact them before applying to our program.

The School of Religion has a small but outstanding faculty with significant research and publications in several areas:

Name:  Dr. Amarnath Amarasingam
Research: Terrorism and political violence; Sociology of religion; religion and violence; social movements; religion and politics in the Middle East; South Asia/Sri Lanka; Religion and the public sphere; Diaspora politics and activism; religion, ethnicity, and youth identity; media/social media/online communities; atheism and non-religion; hate movements and the far-right.

Name: Dr. Richard Ascough
Research: Christian Origins; Greek and Roman Religions; Roman Imperialism; Religion and Film; Religion and Business; Apocalyptic and Millennial Movements.

Name: Dr. Dustin Atlas
Research: Judaism; Critical Theory; Mysticism and Philosophy; Religion and Identity; Religion and Ecology; Religion and Enlightenment; Aesthetics; Anxiety; Animals.

Name: Dr. Forough Jahanbakhsh
Research: Islam; Religion and Modernity; Religion and Democracy; Religious Fundamentalisms; Contemporary Islamic Thought

Name: Dr. Jorge Legoas
Research: Indigenous Knowledges; Indigenous relationship to the land

Name: Dr. Sharday Mosurinjohn
Research: Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Religion: Spirituality (eg. SBNR); New Religious Movements; Aesthetics and Religion (art, museums, media); Affect (especially, boredom, disenchantment) and Religion; Secularity, Atheism, and Non-religion

Name: Dr. Tracy Trothen
Research: Biomedical Ethics; Human Enhancement technology and A.I.; Sport; Aging; Spiritual Health; Moral Distress

Name: Dr. M. Shobhana Xavier
Research: North American and South Asian Sufism and Islam; popular spirituality; popular culture; immigration, diaspora, memory, and transnationalism; race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality and identity politics; lived religions, sacred spaces and ritual studies


For more information, and to see the most recent Queen's Guide to Graduate Supervision, visit the School of Graduate Studies website.