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Publications from June 2023 onwards, including books, articles and blog pieces – with videos and podcasts in the mix, as well as coverage of faculty research.

September 2023

DSR Affiliate Anver Emon's recent book, Systemic Islamophobia in Canada: A Research Agenda, features 17 short essays by observers from a wide range of disciplines. The contributors include (at least) two DSR PhD alumni, Syed Adnan Hussain and Youcef Soufi. You can learn more about the book in this Faculty of Arts & Science news article.  

PhD student Ridhima Sharma's article "An otherwise classroom and a diagnosis, or, the preciousness of a pause" appeared in PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

John Kloppenborg published “Argumentum e Silentio: Four Silences.” Annali di storia dell’esegesi 40, no. 1 (2023): 39–51. In addition, John presided at the 72nd Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense, KU Leuven, July 18-20 2023. His presidential address was “Early Christianity in Civic Space.” The colloquium featured 38 invited papers in English, German, French, and Flemish, all treating civic aspects of the early Jesus movement. Presenters included scholars from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Romania, the UK, Canada, the US, Spain, Australia, and Austria. Two DSR graduate students also participated: Christina Gousopoulos and Jon-Philippe Ruhumuliza

PhD candidate Filip Andjelkovic’s article “Haunted Houses, Haunted Minds: Psychical Research, Psychoanalysis, and the Philip Experiment” appeared in Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, Volume 12, Issue 2, 2023. 

PhD student Grace Feeney’s piece “Chronic Pain and Gendered Justice” was published in the late summer on the AIMA blog.

August 2023

Ronald Charles participated in an event on “Decolonizing the Bible” and the video is available to view online. The event was part of the Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice’s Black August Week 2023. 

Postdoctoral fellow Isaiah Ellis's “Infrastructure and American Religions: Sites, Methods, and Theories for a Changing Field” is published in Religion Compass, 17, no. 8.  

June 2023

Postdoctoral fellow Michael Ium and 2023 PhD alumnus Tony Scott were appointed co-editors of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies.

Frances Garrett featured as the guest of the Blue Beryl podcast, whose focus is Buddhism, Asian medicine and embodied spirituality, in the episode “Embodiment and Pedagogy.”

Shafique Virani's “The Scent of the Scarlet Pimpernels: Ismaili Leaders of the 11th/17th Century,” appeared as Chapter 3 in The Renaissance of Shiʿi Islam in the 15th–17th Centuries (eds. Farhad Daftary and Janis Esots, 29-74. London: I.B. Tauris in association with Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2022). 

Affiliate faculty member Michael Lambek published “The Wrong Question?” in Philosophies 2023, 8(2), which is a special issue on “Wittgenstein’s “Forms of Life”: Future of the Concept.”

Postdoctoral fellow Michael Ium's “Tsongkhapa as a mahāsiddha: A Reevaluation of the Patronage of the Gelukpa in Tibet" was published the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies.

As Maxwell Kennel’s postdoctoral fellowship at the DSR comes to an end, he will be turning his attention to working at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University as a Senior Research Associate. He notes in his update that supervisor Pamela Klassen’s work on health and religion has been vital for directing him toward his new area of study. → More