Darlene Juschka

Department Head & Associate Professor; Women's and Gender Studies Coordinator
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 328
E-mail: Darlene.Juschka@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5280
Fax: 306-585-4815

Current classes
WGST 372/RLST 373 - Gender: Theories and Practices (Fall 2015); WGST 421 - Feminism, Women and Globalization (Fall 2015)

Research interests
Feminist methods, theories, and epistemologies; popular 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)

Darlene Juschka is an associate professor in the Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Religious Studies Department at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. Her work is multidisciplinary with a B.A. in Classical Studies, a M.A. in ritual studies (ancient and modern), and a PhD in the Phenomenology of Religion (ritual, myth, and symbol) and religion and feminism. She has currently begun a second writing project - a poststructural analysis of the concept of pain in the Eurowest, and is working on two major research projects; "The Healing Journey: A Longitudinal Study of Women Who Have Been Abused by Intimate Partners"
 
In 2001 she edited and published the text Feminism in the Study of Religion: A Reader. (London and New York: Continuum) and has written a number of articles and chapters for books, a sample of which is below.
She has currently completed a new text Political Bodies-Body Politic: The Semiotics of Gender with an anticipated publication date of fall 2009/winter 2010 through Equinox Press, and has begun a new writing project "Contours of the Flesh: The Semiotics of Pain." 
 
Other publications are:
 

Feminisms in the studyof systems of beliefs and practice. In Lesley Biggs and Pamela Downe (eds.).Genderedintersections: An introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, 2nd ed. Halifax:Fernwood Publishing, forthcoming. 

The Amazon, Rhetor, and Priest: Feminism, Politics and Religion. E-International Relations  (October16 2010). By invitation.

 Hampton, Mary,Kubik, Wendee, Juschka, Darlene, Bourassa, Carrie, and Woods, Meghan (2010).Resolved to end violence in our society. In A. Brenda Anderson, Wendee Kubik,and May R. Hampton (eds.), Torn from our midst; voices of grief,healing and action from the missing Indigenous women conference 2008,221-233.  Regina, SK: University of Regina, CPRC press.

 Penetratingthe body of the masculine “other”: White US Masculinity, war, and theritual of “truth InThe CSSR Bulletin 38 (4) (November) 2009: 1-6.
 
The Fantasy of Gender/Sex: Angela Carter and Mythmaking, in Lee Easton and Randy Schroeder (eds.) The Influence of Imagination: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy as Agents of Social Change, 160-173. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008

Deconstructing the Eliadean Paradigm: Symbol, in Willi Braun and Russell T. McCutcheon, eds. Introducing Religion: Essays in Honor of Jonathan Z. Smith, 163-177. London: Equinox Publishers, 2008

Masculinity, in James T. Sears (ed.) The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History, Vol. 6, The Modern World, 146-150. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007

Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down: Waking up in Women's Studies, in Mathieu Courville (ed.), The Next Step in Studying Religion A Graduate's Guide,157-168. London: Continuum, 2007, Interdisciplinarity in Religious and Women's Studies. Studies in Religion. 35/3-4 (2006): 389-399

Spectacles of Gender: Enacting the Masculine in Ancient Rome and Modern Cinema. Religious Studies and Theology, Special Volume: Materializing Roman Religion, Guest Editor Lisa Hughes, 24 (1) 2005: 75-110

Gender, in John Hinnells (ed.), The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, 225-238. London and New York: Routledge, 2005 (2nd edition 2009).

Feminist approaches to the study of religion. (2013). In Richard King, (ed.), Theory/Religion/Critique: Classic and Contemporary Approaches.  New York:  Columbia University Press, in press.

Religious Studies and identity politics: mythology in the making. (2013). In Scott Elliot (ed.) Reinventing Religious Studies: Key writings in the history of a discipline, 210-217. Durham, UK: Acumen Publishing.

Kubik, W., Hampton, M., Juschka, D. Bourassa, C., Jeffery, B. (2013). Talking to the 'Healing Journey' Interviewers: Ethical Concerns and Dilemmas. In Journeys in Community-Based Research. Regina: Saskatchewan Population Health Evaluation and Research Unit,. Regina, SK: University of Regina Press.

Fixed geomorphologies and the shifting sands of time. (2012). In William Arnal, Willi Braun and Russell T. McCutcheon (eds.), Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion: Essays in Honor of Donald Wiebe, 50-61. London and New York: Equinox Press.

Pain, Gender, and Systems of Belief and Practice. (2011). Religion Compass Vol. 5 (11) (Nov), 709-719. http://religion-compass.com/theory-method/

Feminist pathways in the study of (religious) beliefs and practice. (2011) In Lesley Biggs, Susan Gingell and Pamela Downe (eds.). Gendered intersections: An introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, 2nd ed., 228-232. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.