School of Religion

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
Email: aa152@queensu.ca
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
Email: rsa@queensu.ca
Research: Christian Origins; Greek and Roman Religions; Roman Imperialism; Religion and Film; Religion and Business; Apocalyptic and Millennial Movements.


Name: Dr. Dustin Atlas
Email: dustin.atlas@queensu.ca
Research: Judaism; Critical Theory; Mysticism and Philosophy; Religion and Identity; Religion and Ecology; Religion and Enlightenment; Aesthetics; Anxiety; Animals.


Name: Dr. Forough Jahanbakhsh
Email: jahanbak@queensu.ca
Research: Islam; Religion and Modernity; Religion and Democracy; Religious Fundamentalisms; Contemporary Islamic Thought


Name: Dr. Jorge Legoas
Email: j.legoas@queensu.ca
Research: Indigenous Knowledges; Indigenous relationship to the land


Name: Dr. Sharday Mosurinjohn
Email: sm110@queensu.ca
Research: Method and Theory; Spirituality; New Religious Movements; Secularity, atheism, and nonreligion; Religion and art, museums, aesthetics; Religion and media, technology, and AI; Affect (esp. boredom, disenchantment)


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


Name: Dr. M. Shobhana Xavier
Email: shobhana.xavier@queensu.ca
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.