Christina Pasqua

PhD Candidate

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Religion in North America
  • Visual Culture
  • Bible Translation
  • Gender
  • Sexuality


Christina E. Pasqua is a PhD candidate in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Book History and Print Culture Program at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation explores the politics of Bible translation, particularly how Christian publishing companies have embraced the semiotic codes and conventions of the comic book industry to disseminate the Bible as a visual text. This project emerged from a serendipitous trip to a local bookstore, where she found a copy of The Action Bible and R. Crumb’s The Book of Genesis Illustrated. Christina has been reading and writing about religion, media, and visual culture ever since. She is also committed to discussing public understandings of (specialized studies in) religion and is currently exploring the potential to translate her research into arts-based media. She earned a Bachelor of Humanities and an MA in Religion and Public Life from Carleton University in Ottawa.