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David M. Haskell

Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism / Religion and Culture

Areas of Expertise: Christianity and Culture; Religion and Media; Evangelicals and the News; Canadian Evangelicals

Biography: David's teaching and research focuses on religion in Canada, media in Canada, and religion AND media in Canada. He is currently studying growth and decline in Canada's churches. …

519.756.8228 ext.5808

Alexandra Boutros

Associate Professor | Graduate Program Coordinator

Areas of Expertise: Religion and media; Religion and technology; Haiti/Haitian Vodou/Haitian diaspora; Citizen media (online social networking, blogging, etc.); Ubiquitous computing

Biography: My research is generally concerned with the intersection of media, technology and identity within the context of religious, social and cultural movements. Earlier research fell within the growing area of religion and media scholarship, an…

519.884.0710 ext.2917

Paul Freston

Professor and CIGI Chair in Religion and Politics in Global Context

Areas of Expertise: Religion & global politics; Religion & globalization; Religious transnationalism from the Global South; Sociology of religion; Transformations in the Latin American religious field; Pentecostalism

Biography: Religion and Politics

226 - 772-3151

Marcela Cristi

Contract Academic Staff

Areas of Expertise: Social theory; Religion and political ideologies; Sociology of the family; Sociology of youth

519.884.0710 ext.2524

Edmund Pries

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise: Oaths, Oath Refusal; Pledges and Vows: Citizenship, Religious, Military, Loyalty and Allegiance, Environmental; Mennonites: Faith, History and Community; History of Christianity; Religion and War and Peace; Global Conflict and Disarmament; Global Citizenship and Ethics; International Humanitarian Law

Biography: Edmund Pries was born into a refugee family. His parents were born in Ukraine/USSR, Edmund was born in Paraguay, and all six of his younger siblings were born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Being born into a globalized family environment helped him understand…

519-884-1970 ext.4593

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