Faculty

Kevin Bond

Associate Professor, Department Head
PhD, McMaster University

Office: CL 259
E-mail: Kevin.Bond[at]uregina.ca
Phone: 306.585.4335

Current classes
Fall 2019 - RLST 207-001

Research interests
Early Modern Religion in Japan: The Cult of Fudō Myōō, Popular Religion and Theatre, Humour and Parody

Brenda Anderson

Assistant Professor (Luther College)
PhD, Regina - Cross appointed - Women's and Gender Studies and Religious Studies

Office: Luther College 214
E-mail: brenda.anderson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5170

Current classes
Fall 2019 - RLST 275-L01

Research interests
Women in religion, specifically: feminist theories and practices in interreligious dialogue; feminist, post-colonial studies; women in Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism; mythic biographies and performative autobiographies

Leona Anderson

Professor Emerita
PhD, McMaster

E-mail: leona.anderson@gmail.com

Current classes
Fall 2019 - RLST 268-397

Research interests
Sanskrit, Religion in India, Cuba, and China, Ritual and Iconography, Gender, Popular Culture

William Arnal

Professor
PhD, Toronto

Office: CL 256
E-mail: william.arnal@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5680

Current classes
Fall 2019 - RLST 100-001 & RLST 390BV-001

Research interests
New Testament, Gnosticism, Ancient Religions, Ancient Magic, and Method and Theory

Blair Stonechild

Adjunct Professor

Office: FNUniv 4013
E-mail: abstonechild@fnuniv.ca

Current classes
INDG 232: Indigenous Systems of Religion and Philosophy INDG 332: Indigenous Religions and Philosophy INDG 432: Native American Indigenous Religious Philosophies

Research interests

Research interests: Principles and practices of Indigenous spirituality (primarily Cree and Saulteaux), virtues, disciplines and ceremonies, spirituality versus religion, concept of Indigenous Eden, and contemporary relevance.

Michelle Folk

Sessional Lecturer III
PhD, Concordia

E-mail: michelle.folk@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5128

Current classes
Fall 2019 - RLST 100-C02 & RLST 100-L01

Research interests
Hinduism, Tamil Shaivism, Asceticism, Gender, Identity Construction, the Human Body

FranzVolker Greifenhagen

Professor (Luther College)
PhD, Duke - Dean of Luther College

Office: CL 219
E-mail: Franzvolker.greifenhagen@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4859

Current classes
Fall 2019 - RLST 290BB-L01 & RLST 341-L01

Research interests
My research interests include comparative scriptures and scriptural systems, more specifically the processes of canonization in both traditional and alternate religious expressions, and the scriptural and interpretive traditions of Islam, Judaism and Christianity in comparison. Also, I am interested in the emergence of distinctly North American forms of Islam and the modes of exegesis associated with them, particularly around issues of the role of women, activism and fundamentalism. Finally, I continue my interest in ideologies of identity in the Hebrew bible, and in effective pedagogies in Religious Studies generally, and biblical studies in particular.

Sami Helewa

Associate Professor (Campion College)
President of Campion College

Office: CM 404
E-mail: sami.helewa@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-359-1217
Website: http://campioncollege.ca/contact-us/faculty-listing/dr-sami-helewa-sj

Current classes
Fall 2019 - RLST 100-C01

Bryan Hillis

Professor (Luther College)
PhD, Chicago - President of Luther College

Office: Luther College 101.1
E-mail: bryan.hillis@luthercollege.edu
Phone: 306-585-5024

Research interests
Christianity, Religion in Canada, Bible

Darlene Juschka

Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Women's and Gender Studies
Cross appointed Women's and Gender Studies and Religious Studies - BA, Classics, University of Waterloo, MA, Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University, PhD, Religious Studies, University of Toronto

Office: Classroom Building 324
E-mail: darlene.juschka@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5280
Fax: 306-585-4815

Research interests
Feminist methods, theories, and epistemologies; popluar culture; globalization; feminist history; gender and sexuality studies (ancient and modern); approaches to the study of religion; symbol, myth, and ritual (ancient and modern); folk religions, shamanism, and possession; cross cultural study of religion, ancient Greek and Roman religions; ritual associated with death and burial (ancient and modern)

Yuan Ren

Associate Professor
PhD, McMaster

Office: CL 256.1
E-mail: yuan.ren@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5265

Current classes
Fall 2019 - RLST 100-002 & RLST 211-001

Research interests
Chinese and Indian Buddhism, Religious Syncretism in Asia, Texts in Asian Religions

Michelle Wagner

Sessional Lecturer
MA, Queen's University

E-mail: Michelle.Wagner@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-359-1233

Current classes
Winter 2019 - RLST 228-L01

Staff

Bettyann Paterson

Administrative Assistant

Office: CL 306.1
E-mail: bettyann.paterson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5128