Department of Religious Studies
Faculty and Staff
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Dr. Magi Abdul-Masih
Chair in Catholic Studies, Associate Professor
Dr. Syed Adnan Hussain
B.A.( McGill), M.T.S (Candler School of Theology at Emory University), J.D. (Emory), A.B.D (Univeristy of Toronto)
Research areas: Islam in South Asia, Political Islam, Modern Islam, Film, Queer Studies, Colonialism and Postcolonialism.
Co-Chair, American Academy of Religion: Colonialism, Postcolonialism and Religion Section
Steering Committee: American Academy of Religion: Religion, Film, and Visual Culture Group.
Email: syedadnan.hussain [at] smu.ca
Dr. Alexander Soucy
Dr. Mary Hale
B.A. (Cal State - Long Beach); M.Div. (Boston University);PhD (Concordia University, Montreal)
Courses: Love, Death, Introduction to Western Traditions, Religion and Social Issues in Canada
Research Interests: Interrelatedness of Religion and Politics in Canada; Secularization in Canada; Judaism; Religion and Food; Religion and Education.
Professor Emerutus (Retired)
Dr. Anne Marie Dalton
Dr. Paul Bowlby
B.A. (McMaster), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Dr. Terry Murphy
Professor Emeritus in Religious Studies
Research Areas: Religions in Canada and Atlantic Canada
Dr. Jamal Badawi
Courses Taught: Islamic Religious Tradition
Dr. Badawi teaches is the Iman for the local Muslim Community.
Dr. Emero Stiegman
Dr. Wendell Eisener
B.Mus. (Acadia), M.Div. (Wilfrid Laurier); M.A. (Acadia), S.T.D. (St. Elias Orthodox Seminary)
Professor Wynne Jordan
Professor David Sable
B.A. (Columbia), M.A. (Columbia)
B.A. English Literature (Saint Mary's), B.A. Religious Studies (Saint Mary's), M.A. Religion and Culture ( Wilfrid Laurier University), Ph.D. Candidate: Religious Diversity in North America (University of Waterloo).
Research Areas: Sociology of Religion, Immigrant Religious Diversity in Canada and Multiculturalism, Religion and Public Policy, Islam in North America. (Doctoral dissertation is on the so-called “Sharia debate” that took place in Ontario between 2003 and 2005).
Courses Taught: Death (SMU), Love (MSVU), Evil (UW), Field Research on Religions (SMU), Religion and Film (STFX), Sociology of Religion (STFX), Global Perspectives on Religion and Public Policy (Global Studies Department WLU), Political Approaches in Culture and Religion in Canada (Political Science Department WLU), Global Conflict and the Search for Peace (Global Studies Department WLU), Global Migrations and Refugees (Global Studies Department WLU).