Past fellows

The first CSRS fellow cohort
The first cohort of CSRS fellows, with Founding Director, Harold Coward (front row, second from the left).

The CSRS hosts a diverse cohort of students, scholars, and community members annually. This page provides information about CSRS hosted fellows from the past five years.

HAROLD COWARD INDIA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Ramesh Bairy (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay), Querying the ‘Religious’: The Martha, Caste and the Contemporary

IAN H. STEWART GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Hairong Huang  (MA Cand., UVic History), Popular Religion and Guangdong Politicians: Political Mobilization over Populace during the Mid-19th to the Early 20th Centuries

Daniel Sherwin  (PhD Cand., U of T Political Science), Settler-Colonial Responses to Indigenous Resistance: A Critical Examination of Euro-Canadian Political Thought

WINNIFRED LONSDALE GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Liang Han (MA Cand., UVic History) The Integration of Religions in Victoria’s Chinatown from 1858 to 1930

VANDEKERKHOVE FAMILY FOUNDATION GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Denae Dyck  (PhD Cand., UVic English), Forming Wisdom: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Work of the Sage in Victorian Britain

Kefen Zhou (PhD Cand., UVic History), Mission to Modernize: The Contributions of Canadian Missionaries in China

HEATHER j. LINDSTEDT & BRIAN A. POLLICK GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSIPS

Zahra Kazani (PhD Cand., UVic Art History and Visual Studies) Belief Embodied: Uncovering the Relationship of Script, Geometry and Magical Ideas in Medieval Islamicate Societies

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Brian Froese (Assoc. Prof. of History, Canadian Mennonite University)

Kasra Ghorbaninejad (Postdoc., Dpt. of English, University of Victoria) Protesting Shias, Popish Sultans? Cross-Religious Alliance Building Across the Mediterranean in the 1600s

Michael Glowasky (St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba), Discerning the Divinge: Christian Sceiptures and Religious Identity in Augustine of Hippo

Helen Jennings (PhD Cand., Religious Studies, University of the Arctic) Religion, Tourism and Indigeneity

Pushpa Kamal Subedi (Prof. of Rural Development, Tribhuvan University)

Tatiana Tianynen-Qadir (Postdoctoral researcher, University of Tampere)

Mo Wei (PhD Cand., Shanghai Normal University) Sparkling Light of Renaissance and Religious Art in Zikawei (Xujiahui)— T’ou-Sè-Wè (1847-1949)

CSRS COMMUNITY SABBATICAN

Travis O’Brian (Rector, St. Barnabas Anglican Church) 

CSRS ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

Miles Lowry Ogham - The Tree Alphabet

Terry Marner Searching for Home-Finding Fingerposts in Neuroscience

Marina DiMaio Points of Resonance 

UVIC FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS 

Sara Beam (Spring 2019) (UVic History) The Origins of Single Motherhood in Europe During the Reformation Period: Links with Canadian Policies Toward Single Mothers Today

Megan Swift (Fall 2018) (UVic Germanic and Slavic Studies) Appropriating the Past: The Russian Orthodox Church and Putin-Era Commemoration of the Victims of Stalinist Political Repression

ASSOCIATE FELLOWS

Angela Andersen An Examination of the Historical Roots and Contemporary Meanings of Alevi Architecture and Iconography

Harold Coward Word, Chant, and Song in the Major Religions: Spiritual Transformation

Jane Dawson What About the Bible? An Exploration of Current Practices

Erica Dodd Treasures of the Early Christian Church

Scott Dolff Evangelicalism and the Environment in the United States

Robert Florida Ethical Issues in Modern Buddhism

Andew Gow Secularism in Christianonormative Secular Societies

Mona Goode The Evolution of the Muslim Zakat Tax as an Obligatory Act

Nicola Hayward The Use of Funerary Art for Commemorating Social Identity: The Case of the Via Latina’s Samaritan Woman

Victor Hori The Modernization of Buddhism in Global Perspective

Lesley Jessop Students or Tailors? A re-evaluation of the sculptures on the south transept of the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris

Francis Landy The Book of Isaiah

Graham McDonough How Catholic Schools can be Thought of as Sites of Inter-Religious and Ecumenical Dialogue

Brendon Neilson Post-Christian Diaspora: How Millennials are Making Meaning afer Leaving the Church

Jordan Paper Theology Throughout Most of the Human Past: The Spiritual Life and Understanding of Gathering-Hunting Peoples

Jarrad Reddekop Relating to the Forest in Amazonian Quichua Philosophy; Relational Ontology, Selfhood, Ethics, and Aesthetics

Anna Tsurkan Islam and politics in “Arab spring” countries from an international community perspective

Carolyn Whitney-Brown The Meaning of Founding Stories: Jean Vanier and L’Arche communities around the world

Grace Wong Sneddon Chinese Canadian spirituality in the 21st Century

Katherine Young The Divyaprabandham, Canonization, and Śrīvaisnava Formation: Musical Tropes and Identity Negotiations

HAROLD COWARD INDIA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Ramesh Bairy (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay), Querying the ‘Religious’: The Martha, Caste and the Contemporary

IAN H. STEWART GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Christina Gentile (MA Cand., UVic Counselling Psychology), Nada Yoga, Pranayama & Vocal Psychotherapy: Singing and Breathing Practices as Forces for Transformation in Counselling Psychology

Zabeen Khamisa (PhD Cand., UWaterloo Religious Studies/Arts), Religion, Social Innovation, & Entrepreneurship: Understanding the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Young Canadian Sikhs

Elsie-May Mountford (MA Cand., UVic Art History & Visual Studies), On the Wires: Digital Art History and the Life Cycle of Ottoman Mosques in the Peloponnese

Paige Thombs (MA Cand., UVic Sociology/Cultural Social & Political Thought), The Rise of Secular Values in Canada and its Impact on Freedom of Religion and the Duty to Accommodate

Seyedhamed Yeganehfarzand (PhD Cand., UVic Art History & Visual Studies), Ismaili Castles: Beyond Defensive Functions

COMMUNITY SABBATICAL FELLOWSHIPS 

Michelle Brown Religious Practice as an Expression of Ethnicity in a Minority Environment: Szekely People in Transylvania

WINNIFRED LONSDALE GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Justine Semmens (PhD Candidate, History), Marriage, Moral Delinquency, and the Criminal Courts in Counter Reformation France, 1550-1650

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Sofie Pederson (Univeristy of Southern Denmark), Being a “Good Danish Muslim”: Subjectivity Formation among Young Muslims in Denmark Mo Wei (Shanghai Normal University), Sparkling Light of Renaissance and Religious Art in Zikawei (Xujiahui)— T’ou-Sè-Wè (1847-1949)

Mo Wei (Shanghai Normal University) Sparkling Light of Renaissance and Religious Art in Zikawei (Xujiahui) – T’ou-Sé-Wé (1847-1949)

Masoud Ghorbaninejad (Northeastern University), “Protesting Shias, Pope-ish Sultans? Cross-Religious Alliance Building Across the Mediterranean in the 1600s”

Brandi Estey-Burtt (Dalhousie University), “When the Messiah Comes: Ethics, Affective Citizenship, and Faith in 21st Century Literature”

Michael Wilkinson (Trinity Western University), The Emergence, Development and Contemporary Context of Canadian Pentecostalism

UVIC GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Ethan Calof (MA Cand., UVic Slavic Studies) Giving Voice to Chaos: Changing Masculinities in Jewish Literature in Late Imperial and Early Revolutionary Russia (1903-1925)

CSRS ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

Laura Trunkey The Windspir Sisters: a magic realist novel about an asylum and the afterlife

Terry Marner Searching for Home-Finding Fingerposts in Neuroscience

Martin Adam & Jeffrey Renn Theatre Meets Religious Studies on the Path to Nirvana: What the Buddha Never Taught

UVIC FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

Neilesh Bose (Department of History/Humanities) Universalism and the Means and Ends of Comparative Religion: Global Histories of Religious Reform in Modern India

Marina Bettaglio (Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies) From Religious Imperative to Personal Religion: Maternal Mystique in Contemporary Spanish Society (1996-2016)

ASSOCIATE FELLOWS

Angela Andersen An Examination of the Historical Roots and Contemporary Meanings of Alevi Architecture and Iconography

Harold Coward Word, Chant, and Song in the Major Religions: Spiritual Transformation

Jane Dawson What About the Bible? An Exploration of Current Practices

Erica Dodd Treasures of the Early Christian Church

Scott Dolff Evangelicalism and the Environment in the United States

Robert Florida Ethical Issues in Modern Buddhism

Mona Goode The Evolution of the Muslim Zakat Tax as an Obligatory Act

Nicola Hayward The Use of Funerary Art for Commemorating Social Identity: The Case of the Via Latina’s Samaritan Woman

Victor Hori The Modernization of Buddhism in Global Perspective

Lesley Jessop Students or Tailors? A re-evaluation of the sculptures on the south transept of the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris

Francis Landy The Book of Isaiah

Graham McDonough How Catholic Schools can be Thought of as Sites of Inter-Religious and Ecumenical Dialogue

Jordan Paper Theology Throughout Most of the Human Past: The Spiritual Life and Understanding of Gathering-Hunting Peoples

Jarrad Reddekop Relating to the Forest in Amazonian Quichua Philosophy; Relational Ontology, Selfhood, Ethics, and Aesthetics

Anna Tsurkan Islam and politics in “Arab spring” countries from an international community perspective

Carolyn Whitney-Brown The Meaning of Founding Stories: Jean Vanier and L’Arche communities around the world

Grace Wong Sneddon Chinese Canadian spirituality in the 21st Century

Katherine Young The Divyaprabandham, Canonization, and Śrīvaisnava Formation: Musical Tropes and Identity Negotiations

VANDEKERKHOVE FAMILY TRUST GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Brian Pollick (PhD Cand, Art History),  Money, Merchants and the Visualization of Morality in Late-Medieval Italy

Lauren Thompson (MA Cand, Germanic and Slavic Studies), The City That Stumbles: Obstacles in Munich’s Memorialization Processes and Gunter Demnig's Stolpersteine Project

 

IAN H. STEWART GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Bassam Chiblak (PhD Cand, English), The Bible as nineteenth-century British lingua franca or just how secular were the Victorians post-1859?

Atri Hatef Naiemi (PhD Cand, Art History), The Ilkhanid 'Little Cities of God'

Brandon Taylor (MA Cand, Art History), Milton's God: Deism, Puritanism, and the Religiopolitical Landscape of Early Modern England

UVIC GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Paige Thombs (MA Cand, History), Social Change in Canada and its Effect on Freedom of Religion and the Legal Duty to Accommodate

WINNIFRED LONSDALE GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

John Trafford (MA Cand, History), "The Old Gods and the New": The Politics of Ethnic and Religious Identity in Restoration Ireland

RELIGIOUS STUDIES TA  

Justine Semmens (PhD Cand, History) Marriage, Moral Delinquency, and the Criminal Courts in Counter Reformation France, 1550-1650 

VISITING GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Gry Hvass Pedersen (University of Southern Denmark), Modernity, Islamic Tradition and Higher Education: Visions of Modern Islamic Universities and Students’ Muslim Selfhoods in Asia

UVIC FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

Réal Roy (Dept. of Biology), From Cells to Prayer: Dwelling in a Cosmic Community

Daromir Rudnyckyj (Dept. of Anthropology) Anti-Debt: Islam and the Critique of Finance Capitalism

CSRS ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

Daniel Peter Biro Composition based on Ethica of Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza

Terry Marner  Searching for Home-Finding Fingerposts in Neuroscience

Janet Munsil  Act of Faith: A New Play about Belief and Disability

COMMUNITY SABBATICAL FELLOWSHIPS

Louis Sutker  A Personality Assessment Scale Based on the Sefirot

Terry Ann Carter   The Influence of Buddhism on North American English Language Haiku Poets

 

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Chandima Gangodawila (Univeristy of Sri Jayewardenepura), Neutralizing Bad Karma within the Ethics of Theravāda Buddhism

Tamsin Jones (Trinity College), The Allure of Trauma

Shokoufeh Sakhi (York University), Tortured bodies, victimization and the (un)making of human subjects: a study of the religio-ideological prison system in Iran (1980s)

David Seljak (St. Jerome’s University), Indigenous Peoples and Spirituality in Canada

Heather Shipley (University of Ottawa), Conflict or Cohabitation? Religion, Sexuality and Identity Assumptions

Paul Shore (University of Regina), A Contribution to the Oxford Handbook of the History of the Jesuits

Reneé Soulodre-La France (King’s University College), Fighting for Freedom: Black Auxiliaries in the Spanish and British Empires

VANDEKERKHOVE FAMILY TRUST GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

 Tim Personn (PhD Cand, Dept. of English), “Morally Passionate, Passionately Moral”: Philosophy and Affect in the Contemporary Fiction of David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Bret Easton Ellis, Dave Eggers, and Zadie Smith

Zsofia Surjan (PhD Cand, Dept. of History), The Anxiety of Faith: Gendered Perspectives on Religious Conversion. Language Strategies in Correspondence of Central European Protestant Noble Women in the First Half of the Seventeenth-Century

IAN H. STEWART GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Munazzah Akhtar  (PhD Cand, Art History and Visual Studies), Cultural and Religious Identities at the Necropolis of Makli in the City of Thatta: Re-assessing the Architecture and Ornation of the Monuments built between the late Fourteen and mid Sixteenth Centuries

Emily Arvay (PhD Cand, Dept. of English), Renewal without Revelation: Author Chris Adrian Reinvents Grace

Katrina Kosyk  (MA Cand, Dept. of Anthropology), Notes from the Past: Examining the Practice of Sound in Greater Nicoya Shamanism

WINNIFRED LONSDALE GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Kamran Bashir (PhD Cand, History) Reading the Qur’an in British India: A Study of Ashraf `Alī Thānawī’s Qur’an Commentary, Bayān al-Qur’ān

VISITING GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Rachel Brown (PhD Cand, Religious Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University) Immigration, Integration and Ingestion: The Use of Food and Drink in Religious Identity Negotiations for North African Muslim Immigrants in Paris and Montreal

Susie Fisher  (PhD Cand, Dept. of History, University of Manitoba), Seeds from the Steppe: Material Culture and the Politics of Emotion among Mennonite Migrants in Canada, 1870-1950

Gry Hvass Pedersen (PhD Cand, Institute of History, University of Southern Denmark), Modernity, Islamic Tradition and Higher Education: Visions of Modern Islamic Universities and Students’ Muslim Selfhoods in Asia

Justin Stein (PhD Cand, Dept. for theh Study of Religion, University of Toronto), Alternate Currents: the Trans-Pacific Development of Reiki Healing

UVIC FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

Christopher Douglas (Dept. of English), Theodicy’s Nineteenth Century Troubles

Lynne Marks (Dept. of History) Feminism, Family and Faith: Tensions between Mainstream Canadian Second Wave Feminists and Immigrant and Racialized Activist Women Regarding Questions of Motherhood, Family and Faith, 1970-1990

CSRS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Annabel Howard The Scarlet Ox and the Black Madonna

Terry Marner Searching for Home-Finding Fingerposts in Neuroscience

Celia Rabinovitch Working the Coast: From Matter to Metaphor

COMMUNITY SABBATICAL FELLOWSHIPS

Ulla Thorbjørn Hansen (Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark) The Theology of Pastoral Care in War, Crises and Disasters

Dvora Levin Ragged Light: The Study of the Connects/Disconnects between Physics/Cosmology and Religion to be Expressed in Poetry and Performance

Bob MacDonald  Hearing the Hebrew Bible

Hellen Ngatho  Women in Leadership in Religion

Joachim Ostermann Secular and Religious Interpretations of Philosophy of Nature

Adela D. Torchia   Re-engaging the Ecology, World Religions and Gandhi Dialogue

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Jelle Creemers (The Evangelical Theological Faculty, Belgium), Emancipation, Socialization and/or Economic Calculation

Abby Day (Anth. and Soc. of Religion, University of Kent), Researching the Religious Lives of Generation A: Older Laywomen in the Church

Chandima Gangodawila (Univeristy of Sri Jayewardenepura), Neutralizing Bad Karma within the Ethics of Theravāda Buddhism

Nick Herriman (School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University), Sorcery, Law, and State: Indonesia’s Proposed Anti-Witchcraft Legislation

Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme (University of Waterloo), Religious-Secular Distinctions in Social Attitudes and Behaviour

Anne Williams (Architectural History, University of Virginia), Satirizing the Sacred: St. Joseph and Humor in Northern European Art, ca. 1300-1530

HAROLD COWARD INDIA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Bindu Mannil Menon (University of Delhi) Transnational Religious Publics: Migration, Visual Culture and Jama’at-e-islami in South Asia and the Middle East

VANDEKERKHOVE FAMILY TRUST GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Adam Carmichael (PhD Can., Dept. of Political Science) Problematic Settlers: Settler-Colonialism and the Political History of the Doukhobors in Canada

Agnieszka Doll (PhD Can., Faculty of Law) “Mother Poland” in Straightjackets: Exploration at the Intersection of Gender, Psychiatry, Religion and Law

Madeline Holden (MA Can., Pacific and Asian Studies) Religion and Economics: Islamic Microfinance in Indonesia

IAN H. STEWART GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Sam Grey (PhD Can., Dept. of Political Science) (Un)Forgiven: The Confluence of Religious and Civic Virtue in, and through Reparations Politics

Richard Veerapen (PhD Can., Faculty of Law) Physician Engagement with Family and Close Others of Patients during the Informed Consent Process

RELIGIOUS STUDIES TA / WINNIFRED LONSDALE GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Justine Semmens (PhD Cand, History) Morality, Deviance and the Parlement of Paris in Catholic Reformation France

VISITING GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Angela Andersen (PhD Can., The Ohio State University)

Rachel Brown (Wilfrid Laurier University) Immigration, Integration and Ingestion: The Use of Food and Drink in Religious Identity Negotiations for North …

UVIC FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

Margaret Cameron (Dept. of Philosophy), Varieties of Aristotelianism

Kathryn Chan (Faculty of Law) Faith-based organizations as loci of law: a Malawian case study

CSRS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Trudi Lynn Smith (School of Environmental Studies, UVic) Portable Camera Obscura: Sewing Contemplation

CSRS ASSOCIATE FELLOWS

James Acken (University of Toronto), Sacred Violence and Divine Eloquence in Early Norse and Celtic Culture 

Harold Coward (University of Victoria, ret.) Word, Chant and Song as forces for Spiritual Transformation in Hinduism

Erica Dodd (University of Victoria, ret.) Treasures of the Early Church 

Scott Dolff (University of Victoria, ret.) Practicing Place: Theology and the Local

Robert Florida (Brandon University, ret.) Ethical Issues in Modern Buddhism

Mona Goode (University of Victoria) Muslim Taxation: The Evolution of Zakat as a “Sacred Tax”

Michael Hadley (University of Victoria, ret.) Radical Evil and Restorative Justice

Chelsea Horton (University of British Columbia) Mixed Blessings: Indigenous Encounters with Christianity in Canada

Terence Marner (University of Regina, ret.) The Medieval Concept of “L’Homme Armé” in the Victorian Hymn and in the 20th-Century American Western

Graham McDonough (University of Victoria) The Catholic School as Public Ecclesial Space

Jordan Paper (York University, ret.) The Chinese Jews of Kaifeng: Past and Present

Jarrad Reddekop (Western University) Rethinking Human-Nonhuman Relations: Between Western and Amazonian Thinking

Michael Reed (University of Guelph) Ely, Art-Production and the Benedictine Reform, c. 10th-11th Centuries

Carolyn Whitney-Brown (St. Jerome’s University) Reflecting on past, present and future connections between the United Church of Canada and L'Arche in Canada and L'Arche International Founder's Project

Katherine Young (McGill University, ret.) On Tamil Religion, Caste, and Politics: Non-Brahmin Srivaisnavas Speak Out

COMMUNITY SABBATICAL FELLOWSHIPS

Saul Arbess (Department of Peace) The Role of Spiritual Institutions in Creating an Architecture for a Sustainable Peace

Roshan Danesh The Dimensions of Baha'i Law: A Study of Context, Structure and Form in Baha'u'llah's Kitab-i-Aqdas

Sorcha McEwan The Yoga Phenomenon: Body and Spirit Together Again?

Marian Partington (Restorative Justice; The Forgiveness Project) Re-membering: Articulating the Unspeakable

Dan Rutherford (Canadian Baptists of Western Canada) Church Engagement and Moral Freighting: A Canadian Perspective on Putnam and Campbell’s…

Moses Wesa (Anglican Church of Kenya) Healing Conflicts in Kenya: the Restorative Justice Approach

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Nicola Hayward (McGill University) The Use of Funerary Art for Commemorating Social Identity: The Case of the Via Latina’s Samaritan Woman

Tamsin Jones (Trinity College, Hartford, CT) Movement Matters: New Materialism and the Study of Religious Experience

Morny Joy (University of Calgary) A Question of Influence? Hannah Arendt and Paul Ricoeur

Dietrich Jung (University of Southern Denmark) Constructing Islamic Modernities: Identity, Social Order and Religious Traditions

Andrew Klager ( University of the Fraser Valley) Interreligious Peacebuilding between Muslims and Coptic Christians in Egypt: Using Mennonite…

Francis Landy (University of Alberta) The Covenant with Death and the Constitutive Enigma: A Literary Reading of First Isaiah

Sarah Laflamme (University of Montreal) The Religious Vote in Canada: Dynamics, Mutations and International Comparison

Kristin Norget (McGill University) Practicing Catholic Indigenous Theology in Mexico

Azam Rahmani (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran) Development and Psychometric Properties of Risky Sexual Behavior Assessment Tool in Iranian Young Women

Katy Sian (University of Manchester) Sikh and Muslim conflict in the global Sikh Diaspora: A comparison of the UK and North America

Jeremy Smith (Federation University Australia) Lineages of Liberation? Civilizations Analysis, the Sociology of Religion and Latin American Critiques…

Oriana Walker (Harvard University) A Cultural History of Breathing

VANDEKERKHOVE FAMILY TRUST GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Madeline Holden (MA Cand., Pacific and Asian Studies) Religion and Economics: Islamic Microfinance in Indonesia

Vincent Gornall (MA Cand., History) Walking the Labyrinth of Religious Sites: Walking Tours and the Religious Landscape of Victoria

IAN H. STEWART GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Michelle St. Pierre (PhD Cand., History) The Meaning of Disaster: Natural Catastrophes in Twentieth-Century Europe

Adam Yaghi (PhD Cand., English) A Nation of Narrations: Religion, Hegemony, Identity & Heterogenity in the Arab American Literary Tradition

ETHICS AND CULTURE GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Sarah Wilkinson (PhD Cand., Political Science) The Politics of Cultural Possession

WINNIFRED LONSDALE GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Bonnie Sawyer (MA Cand., History) The Role of Religion and Science in the Canadian Salvation Army's Construction and Reclamation of the 'Fallen Woman'

RELIGIOUS STUDIES TA GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Justine Semmens (PhD Cand, History) Morality, Deviance and the Parlement of Paris in Catholic Reformation France     

VISITING GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Angela Andersen (PhD Can., The Ohio State University)

Rachel Brown (Wilfrid Laurier University) Immigration, Integration and Ingestion: The Use of Food and Drink in Religious Identity Negotiations for North …

UVIC FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

Cody Poulton (Pacific and Asian Studies) Encounters with the Non-Human in Japanese Theatre: Spirits, Animals, Technology

Charlotte Schallié (Germanic and Slavic Studies) Examining Secondary Anti-Semitism as a Cultural Code

CSRS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Marita Dachsel (Writer) The Voice in Your Head

COMMUNITY SABBATICAL FELLOWSHIPS

Charles Asilutwa (Anglican Church of Kenya) A Christian Approach to Dealing with Domestic Violence in Kenya

Bill Israel (Dialogue House, Ohio) Reviewing Dr. Ira Progoff's Intensive Journal® Theory and Method Implementation

John Jolliffe (Chaplain, RCN.) The Role of the Padre in Today’s Largely Secular Military Society

Logan McMenamie (Dean, Christ Church Cathedral) Interpreting and Applying the Ancient Wisdom of the Celts

Mary Louise Meadow (Anglican Church of Canada) Transforming a Church: Second Wave Feminists, Sexual Misconduct and Anglican Canada

Dan Rutherford (Canadian Baptists of Western Canada) Church Engagement and Moral Freighting: A Canadian Perspective on Putnam and Campbell's Theory of Religious-Based Social Action

Carolyn Whitney-Brown (United Church of Canada) Exploring the Past, Present and Future Connections Between the United Church of Canada and L'Arche in Canada

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Nicholas Adams (University of Edinburgh) Reparative Reasoning: Philosophy and Theology Entangled

 Abdelmadjid Benhabib (University of Tlemcen, Algeria) A Study About Noah’s Story in the Qur’anic Text

Rachel Brown (Wilfrid Laurier University) Immigration, Integration and Ingestion: The Use of Food and Drink in Religious Identity Negotiations for North African Muslim Immigrants in Paris and Montreal

Bruce Bryant-Scott (Heythrop College, University of London) Interruption: The Implications of the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas for Christian Theology in Canada

Siobhan Chandler (University of Waterloo) Spiritual Not Religious: Implications for Health Science Education, Research and End of Life Care.

Robert Gibbs (University of Toronto) The Grammar of Laws

Mathew Guest (Durham University) Christianity and the University Experience in Contemporary England

Nicola Hayward (McGill University) The Use of Funerary Art for Commemorating Social Identity: The Case of the Via Latina’s Samaritan Woman

Victor Sōgen Hori (McGill University) The Consecrated Life in Canada Today and The Modernization of Buddhism in Global Perspective

Andrew Klager (University of the Fraser Valley) Interreligious Peacebuilding between Muslims and Coptic Christians in Egypt: Using Mennonite Approaches to Conflict Transformation

Tim Labron (Concordia University College of Alberta) The Academy and Society on Religion and Science

Nathan Loewen (Vanier College) Teaching a Global Introduction to the Philosophy of Religions

Azam Rahmani (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran) Development and Psychometric Properties of Risky Sexual Behavior Assessment Tool in Iranian Young Women

Sam Reimer (Crandall University) Educational Outcomes Among Private Religious Schools in Canada: Insularity, Religious Preservation, and Tolerance

Merinda Simmons (University of Alabama) Selling Slave Religion: Theorizing Experience in the American South

Oriana Walker (Harvard University) A Cultural History of Breathing

VANDEKERKHOVE FAMILY TRUST GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Gaelan Gilbert (PhD Cand., English) Political Ecology and Future Community in the Later Middle Ages

Chihiro Saka (MA Cand., Pacific and Asian Studies) Exploring a Women’s Position in Buddhist History: Kumano bikuni’s Appropriation of Buddhism to the Needs of Women in Medieval Japan

IAN H. STEWART GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Caleb Langille (MA Cand., English) Ethical Monstrosity or Dis-Enclosure?:Christianity as Radical Politics in Two Movements

WINNIFRED LONSDALE GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Alison Murray (MA Cand., History) Christianity, Medicine and Agency: Monstrous Births in Early Modern France

RELIGIOUS STUDIES TA GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Justine Semmens (PhD Cand, History) The Shifting Dynamics of Sexual Deviance in Catholic Reformation France, 1550-1650

SPECIAL GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Emily Smith (MA Cand., English) Edification Without Assurance Vayleth Not Much”: Predestination and Incarnation in Sixteenth-Century Reformation Drama

UVIC FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

Martin Adam (Pacific and Asian Studies) Action and Agency in Early Buddhist Ethics

Megan Swift (Germanic and Slavic Studies) Drawing an Atheist Paradise: Soviet Book Illustrations and the Battle for the    Fairytale in Leninist and Stalinist Society, 1917-53

CSRS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Celeste Pedri (Beader) maziniminensikaan: Performing Ojibwe Spirituality Through the Art of Traditional Beading

HAROLD COWARD INDIA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Rinku Lamba (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India) Bhakti and the Shaping of Social Imaginaries in Colonial India

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Abdelmadjid Benhabib (University of Tlemcen, Algeria) A Study About Noah’s Story in the Qur’anic Text

Judith Berman (University of Pennsylvania) Indigenous Perspectives on Religion: George Hunt’s Unpublished Manuscripts on the Kwakwaka’wakw Winter Ceremonial

Bruce Bryant-Scott (University of Wales) Interruption: The Implications of the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas for Christian Theology in Canada

Elizabeth DeVolder (University of BC) The Silver Lining: Neoliberalism, Philanthropy and the Marketing of Hope

Mathew Guest (Durham University) Christianity and the University Experience in Contemporary England

William James (Queen’s University) Religious Diversity in English Canadian Fiction in the 21st Century

Tim Labron (Concordia University College of Alberta) The Academy and Society on Religion and Science

Nathan Loewen (Vanier College) Teaching a Global Introduction to the Philosophy of Religions: Rethinking Evil with Jacques Derrida: Openings Towards Others’ Religions

Megan Macdonald (University of London) The Performance of Religious Identity: Embodied, Material, Temporal

Mohammad Molavi (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran) A comparative Study on the position of Hadith in the Modern Qur'ānic Commentaries: (Fī- zilāl – el- Qur'ān; Al- minār, min- vahyi el- Qur'ān, and Al-furqān)

Sam Reimer (Crandall University) Educational Outcomes Among Private Religious Schools in Canada: Insularity, Religious Preservation, and Tolerance

Muhammad Said (State College for Islamic Studies, Indonesia) Interest and Riba in Islamic Financial Business Institutions: The Perspective of Ethico-Legal Hermeneutics

Merinda Simmons (University of Alabama) Selling Slave Religion: Theorizing Experience in the American South

VANDEKERKHOVE FAMILY TRUST GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Julie Froekjaer-Jensen (MA Candidate, Indigenous Governance) The Revitalization of Haida Land-Based Cultural Practices: A Framework for the Restoration of Haida Culture

Martin Hoffman (MA Candidate, History) Religion, Identity and Land in Mandate Palestine

IAN H. STEWART GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Kylee-Anne Hingston (PhD Candidate, English) “So Nigh to Glory is Our Dust”: Religion and Disability in the Mid-19th Century Novel

Genevieve von Petzinger (PhD Candidate, Anthropology) Symbols of the Spiritual: Looking for Divinely Inspired Motifs amongst the Geometric Signs of European Ice Age Rock Art

RELIGIOUS STUDIES TA / WINNIFRED LONSDALE GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Justine Semmens (PhD Candidate, History) The Body of a She-Devil: Symbolic Violence, Female Aggression and Civility

 in France, 1550-1650

RELIGIOUS STUDIES TA GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

Joanna Dawson (MA Candidate, English) Indigenous Literature in an Age of Environmental Apology and Ecological

Restoration: Diaspora and Pastoral Power

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Harutyun Harutyunyan (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Exzellenzcluster "Religion und Politik") The Role of Religion in Political and Military Conflicts in Ancient and Modern Armenia

 

UVIC FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

Jordan Stanger-Ross (History) The First United Church and the Politics of Poverty in Twentieth Century Vancouver

CSRS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Margo McLoughlin (Storyteller) In the Land of the Rose-Apple Tree: Tales of Early Buddhist Women

 

COMMUNITY SABBATICAL FELLOWSHIPS

Bob MacDonald (Anthony Macauley Associates) The Hebrew Psalter as Story

Mary Louise Meadow (Anglican Church of Canada, Ret.) Telling the Story of Women responding to Sexual Misconduct

in the Anglican Church in Canada

Suzanne Rumsey (The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), Anglican Church of Canada) “But the torch will never go out.” Solidarity for a Lifetime.

 

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Angela Andersen (History in Art) Muslims Viewed as Non-Muslims: The Sacred Precincts of Alevi Architecture in Anatolia

Scott Dolff (Yale Divinity School) The New Love Mysticism?: Heidi Baker and the Transformation of Neo-Charismatic Christianity in America

Brian Froese (Canadian Mennonite University) Diabolism and Post-1960s Protest: Conservative Subgroups, Cultural Critique, and the Significance of Evil

Ann-Katrin Hatje (Umeå University, Sweden) Rewriting Swedish Welfare History with Focus on Religious Dimensions, 1850-2000

Victor Hori (McGill University) Little Jade, the Language of Zen

Dietrich Jung (University of Southern Denmark) “To Be a Modern Muslim”: Islam and the Formation of Modern Subjectivities

Lene Kühle – (Aarhus University) Comparing Patterns of Religious Diversity and Pluralism: Denmark and Canada

Jackie Larm (University of Edinburgh) The Making and Breaking of Me & You at Kagyu Samye Ling: A Tibetan Buddhist

Monastery and Cultural Centre in the South of Scotland

Anton R. Lovink (University of Ottawa) The Ethnically Diverse, Racially Inclusive Gay-Positive Anglican Church of Canada?

William S. Morrow (Queen’s University) Neo-Assyrian Influences on Biblical Literature

Sarah Moser (University of Massachusetts Lowell) Re-imagining the "Muslim World”

Paul Rasor (Virginia Wesleyan College) Reclaiming Prophetic Liberalism: Liberal Religion in the Public Square