School of Religion

Brett Potter

BFA (York), MA (Regent College), PhD (University of St. Michael's College, Toronto)
Adjunct Professor of Christianity

Dr. Brett Potter (PhD, USMC) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor who regularly teaches at Queen's in the areas of religion and culture, the history and material culture of global Christianity, and modern Christian thought. His research interests include religion and the arts, particularly religion and film; interreligious dialogue; and theological construals of "the human" in conversation with art, literature, and evolutionary biology.

He is currently writing a book on Jewish, Christian, and Hindu theological themes in the films of Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream). Recent publications have included explorations of religion and transhumanism in Star Trek; the spirituality of le parkour and free-running; and the religious vision of Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye. He has presented a number of papers in the Religion, Film, and Visual Culture section at the American Academy of Religion as well as the Canadian Theological Society. 

Dr. Potter resides in Markham, Ontario with his wife and three children. Alongside a busy teaching schedule at several colleges and universities in Southern Ontario, he is a musician, occasional filmmaker, and coffee enthusiast.