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Michel Desjardins

Acting Dean of Arts

Areas of Expertise: Food and spirituality; University learning-abroad programs Christian origins Academic study of religion

Biography: Laurier's Department of Religion and Culture has been my academic home since 1993. I currently also serve as the Associate Dean: Research and Curriculum in the Faculty of Arts. …

519-884-0710 ext.3323

Byron Williston

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Environment and ethics; Climate change; Religion; Atheism; Modern Philosophy

519-884-0710 ext.3686

Alfred Hecht

Professor Emeritus and Associate Director Viessmann European Research Centre

Areas of Expertise: Regional development in Canada; Ethnicity, religion and income variation in Canada; Regional development in Paraguay; Industrial development in former East Germany

Biography:  click here for more information

1.519.884-0710 ext.2447

Andrew Lyons

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Expertise: Politics, religion and society in West Africa; Mass media in African society; Eugenics and scientific racism; Sexuality in other cultures

Biography: History of anthropology, symbolic anthropology, representations of sexuality, legal anthropology, the anthropological study of mass media. Geographical area: Africa.

Carol B. Duncan

Professor, 3M National Teaching Fellow

Areas of Expertise: African Diaspora; African Caribbean religion; Religion and immigration; African Canadian; Religion and popular culture; Caribbean religion and culture; African-Canadians

Biography: Research Interests: …

519-884-0710 ext.3692

Christopher F. J. Ross

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Psychology of religion; Personal needs and religion; Personality and religion; Effects of conflict on children; Psychotherapy; Religion and social justice; Gender and religion; Concepts of self in different cultures and settings; Images of God or the divine

Biography: Research Interests: …

519-884-0710 ext.3679

Chris Klassen

Contract Academic Staff

Areas of Expertise: Feminist theory; Contemporary Paganism; Environmental ethics; Disability studies; Popular culture; Women and religion

519 884 0710 ext.3626

Dana Sawchuk

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Sociology of Aging Sociology of Religion Sociology of Social Movements

Biography: I joined the Department of Sociology in …

519.884.0710 ext.2306

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

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