The Evolution of Atheism
Stephen LeDrew. The Evolution of Atheism: The Politics of a Modern Movement. Oxford UP, 2015.
The concept of evolution is widely considered to be a foundational building block in atheist thought. Leaders of the New Atheist movement have taken Darwin’s … Read more
Questioning French Secularism: Gender Politics and Islam in a Parisian Suburb
Jennifer Selby. Questioning French Secularism: Gender Politics and Islam in a Parisian Suburb. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, this book examines how contemporary secularism in France is positioned as a guarantor of women’s rights. Selby argues … Read more
Performing the Reformation
Barry Stephenson. Performing the Reformation: Public Ritual in the City of Luther. Oxford University Press, 2010.
The home of Martin Luther for thirty six years and seat of the German Reformation, Wittenberg, Germany is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. … Read more
Laïcité and the Private-Public Binary
Prudence Etkin: “Laïcité and the Private-Public Binary: French Law in the ‘Baby Loup’ Case,” under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Selby. (2016)… Read more
Five Times Daily
Scott Royle, Five Times Daily: The Dynamics of Prayer Worship Among Muslim Immigrants in St. John’s, NL,” under the supervision of Dr. Barry Stephenson. (2016)
Abstract:This thesis explores the ritual of prayer among Muslim immigrants in the city of St.
Do Not Remain Silent
‘Do Not Remain Silent’, an Op-Ed by Dr. Jennifer Selby
MUN Gazette, January 31, 2017
Muslims have lived in Canada for more than 150 years, since before Confederation.
The first Canadian census in 1871 documented eight Muslims, who lived